All posts tagged “Steve Earle

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Songs about Mining

The other day I posted a version of Sixteen Tons performed by Manitoba Hal. Here’s another song about coal mining by Merle Travis, beautifully performed by The Country Gentlemen. The Mountain by Steve Earle is another tune related to coal mining. Here it is performed… Read More

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Summer Wages

Just cause I’m feeling particularly Canadian today…this is Steve Earle covering Ian Tyson. My father used to sing this song to himself around the house when I was growing up. I don’t remember not knowing it. I think it’s part of my genetic code.

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Pilgrim on the Road

The weather changed quickly from a cool morning with a menacing cloud overhead to a hot clear afternoon, one of several rapid weather shifts I experienced on the Upper Peninsula. This turtle was crossing Country Road 450 where it crossed The Driggs River very slowly… Read More

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Earworm Alert

I’ve had this Johnny Cash version of this Steve Earle tune blasting in the car, and today (a long one) it lodged firmly into my brain. The only effective way to get rid of an earworm is to pass it on, so here you go.… Read More