A song for the pilgrim — a stranger in his own land.
Outstanding analysis, penetrating insight, and gracefully written as always, Jenna! As you know, I'm more than a little pessimistic about the country's trajectory. You are the one writer, indeed the one mind and spirit that encourages me to pause and reassess my own rather brooding outlook. For that, I owe you my sincere gratitude and undying admiration.
Thanks for posting this... I remember those bands and the care they took in their craft. Today's music is 98% crap except people like Jason Aldean, Oliver Anthony, and others like them.
Jenna Stocker true thinker. Gives me hope
thats alot to think about. great work out there
I was directed to this article by Dear Rest of America, and I'm blown away at the depth of this. God bless the deep thinkers like you who help the rest of us to see and understand what is really going on. I gave up social media as a whole 2 years ago, and I don't miss it one bit, and that's why I really love pieces like this. Thank you, and please keep up the great work.
Beautiful essay the reflects the author. Bravo.
Another great one, Jenna! I always learn so much.
Very well done, Jenna! Thanks for writing this.
Great essay. Insightful musical and cultural history mixed with optimism.
Superb analysis and enthusiastic expression...
Rare to find in the shallow caliber of so many at this time.
REALLY ENJOYED READING THIS. Keeping it to share
among so many needing a moment of positive reflection
and a bit of hope.
FTS: “We pull from emotion and experience, adding complexity and authenticity that only the listener and creator can make for and with each other...” I love this concept and thank you for returning to me the incredible memory of seeing Dylan and The Band as a young teen in 1974 at Chicago Stadium!
A very well written emotive piece by a gifted and graceful author!
I suspect like many others my first exposure to The Band was "The Last Waltz." I can (and do) watch and listen to those performances over and over. Thank you for adding cultural context to The Band's place in Americana. Your post will give me another layer of meaning and pleasure to their music.
Really enjoyed this Jenna. I stumbled across this (you) through Bright newsletter. I subscribed and will look forward to more!
Most impressive. Loved the music culture tie ins.
You may like Harry Angell's encounter with Robbie Robertson