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January 28, 2023


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Walter Effross

In September 2019, the Washington Post's obituary of Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter noted that he had considered the highest compliment paid to him to have been made by a fellow audience member at one of the group's performances: not knowing whom he was talking to, the guy said, during "Cumberland Blues," "I wonder what the guy who wrote that song a hundred years ago would think if he knew the Grateful Dead was doing it."

John Steele

nice selection. some additional suggestions: Miner's Prayer (Dwight Yoakam); Anna Mae (Gene & Gayla Mills); Dark Black Coal (Logan Halstead); My Father's Son (Ricky Skaggs); and Tecumseh Valley (Townes Van Zandt, Nanci Griffith, others).


What about my late friend and brother, Nimrod Workman?

Red State Kulander

Used to teach Mining the top of my head

Mining for Gold (Cowboy Junkies); Fire in the Mine & Muckin' Slushers (Stompin' Tom Connors); Red Hill Mining Town (U2); Uranium Fever (Elton Britt); Working in the Coal Mine (DEVO version); Fire on the Mountain (Marshall Tucker Band); Rox in the Box (Decembrists); Deep in the Motherlode (Genesis); 5:15 A.M. (Mark Knopfler); and, what the hell, The Ecstasy of Gold (Ennio Morricone)

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