road trips and road songs
More than a year ago, Vera Marie Badertscher of A Traveler's Library invited me to chime in with suggestions for music to go along as she took a virtual trip across the United States through books and film which inspire travel. Over at the Library, Vera Marie takes a look back at all the books and films she and her guest writers have enjoyed, and lets you in on her own favorites as well.
Along the music road, here are four which have been ones you have most enjoyed. They are among my favorites as well.
Road Trip Music : Oregon in which we meet a rancher who raises Christmas trees and cowboy songs, and an Oregon native who finds her inspiration in Scotland
Road Trip Music: Indiana where we learn of a songwriter who makes music connected to both land and spirit
Road Trip Music: Michigan in which we meet an Irish American songwriter whose music builds bridges between the two countries of her heritage.
Road Trip Music: northern California in which we meet a musician who has been a vital part of American folk music for decades, and is carrying it on
Thank you for coming along. There’s more ahead on music, creative practice, and especially the varied landscapes of folk, Americana, and Celtic music -- as well as ideas from other neighborhoods now and again.
When you’d like to travel through books and film, stop on over and check out the articles and the lively conversations which spring up about them at A Traveler’s Library.