Bluegrass artists have, over the years, written many songs about the Mississippi River, an interest that continues to today. Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver are arguably among the best bluegrass artists out there today. You can find this song about letting the river take you home–Mississippi River, Let Your Flow–on their 2007 CD called More Behind […]
The Song of the Day Department is reaching back a few decades to sample this pop/rock number from New York-based Alive ‘N Kickin’. Mississippi Mud was released in 1970 on the album Alive ‘N Kickin’ and, other than the part of Mississippi mud getting thick, I have no idea what this song is about, but it […]
Texas-based Ross Shifflett wrote Mississippi as a tribute to legendary bluesman Robert Johnson, and it’s one hell of a rockin’ tribute. If you’re like me, you’ll get hooked by the raw emotion and energy in this performance. Shifflett released Mississippi in 2006 on Shiffy the Kid. He now plays with a group called Black Dutch Sioux. Listen to Mississippi […]
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