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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The State Songs Volume Three

              Now available at Amazon.com, iTunes, CDBaby.com and other fine music outlets.

Once again the erstwhile balladeer Rick Pickren tackles some of the tougher tunes to ever tangle the tongue! It’s Volume Three showcasing that treacherous thee-thy-thou laden, bounteous harvest flaying, glory unfurled world of our official State Songs!  Covered (well and respectfully, as always) this time are the songs of Alaska, New Hampshire, Maryland, Wyoming, Virginia, South Carolina, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Missouri and Wisconsin. He breaks the straight-faced sincerity only with the addition of a whoopee slide whistle to the “On, Wisconsin” march! But, hey! A guy needs a little R & R.  These albums are fascinating fun and a fine addition to the general library of Americana. The project is funded in part by the Illinois Arts Council. Rick tells us the final volume will be out in the spring, and the previous two modestly priced albums in the series remain in print.   Rick Huff/ The Best of the West