Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The L & N Don't Stop Here Anymore

Not long after the late Appalachian singer/songwriter Jean Ritchie wrote "The L & N Don't Stop Here Anymore," she performed it at a solo concert at Ashland Community College in Ashland, Ky., in the fall of 1966, and some of us were fortunate enough to be sitting in the front row. We still remember her introducing it by saying, "It's nice to play this tune for people who don't need to be told what the L & N is or why we care that it won't stop here anymore." We revisited the tune at the end of last night's rehearsal.

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