Born in the USA

By Karl du Fresne In Music, Travel

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27th December, 2012
Ever since Stephen Foster composed My Old Kentucky Home in the 1850s, and probably well before then, American songwriters have used the names of states, towns and even rivers and mountains to evoke a mood. I resolved to focus specifically on towns and cities that are named in titles just to keep things manageable. In doing so, I hoped to satisfy a long-standing curiosity about the American heartland: the America that lies beyond obvious tourist destinations such as New York, San Francisco, New Orleans and Las Vegas. ...

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