This month we’re highlighting great songs about rivers that aren’t necessarily about the Mississippi. The River Hymn by The Band is one of my favorites in this category. Thanks to Robbie Robertson’s evocative lyrics, I can easily picture myself sitting next to the Mississippi or any other great river. You can find the song on […]
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Looking toward Fort Snelling, the confluence of the Minnesota/Mississippi Rivers, and downtown Minneapolis from Oheyawahi/Pilot Knob (photo taken April 2013) See more photos here.
We’re switching things up for a month at the Song of the Day Department. There are a lot of good songs out there about rivers, even if many of them aren’t specifically about the Mississippi. We normally file those songs away for our personal enjoyment, but this month we’re going to share a few of […]
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