Thursday, May 23, 2013

“We Are Where We Are” track-by-track guide-- 13. The Lowcountry

When we moved from New York to South Carolina, we drove down with a friend of ours. I had never been to the South before and it's certainly a culture shock in lots of ways. It's also beautiful, atmospheric, and very interesting. It's probably no accident that since the move, I've found myself drawn to a lot of the various “roots” musics of the United States, from jazz and blues to Appalachian folk and country. I'm not exactly about to record Rattle and Hum or anything, but this short instrumental (again on the Agile silverburst, in its other big moment on the album) shows the influence.

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