I guess the eyes of the world have been on the rescue of those miners in Chile. What an amazing story. As I write this 23 of the men are out and the operation is continuing. Hopefully the rescue will continue successfully until all those miners are safely on the surface. How many other mines are still operating in Chile and elsewhere where workers endure hazardous conditions. I hope this situation will lead to safer working conditions.
Tonight, I’m going to take a break from train songs and feature a couple mining songs instead.
Here are the Country Gentlemen covering the Merle Travis tune, Dark as a Dungeon…
And here is Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band