Both Bluegrass and Country songs are sometimes said to be synonymous with heartache and sadness. There’s even been songs written about the lonesome phenomenon related to both genres. In the country realm-David Allen Coe’s You Don’t Even Call Me By My Name comes to mind.
Mandolin Man teases Paul about the songs he writes-saying “ever last one of them is sad and depressing”. One time Paul thought he’d take a cue from David Allen Cole and write the most depressing song he could come up with-he came up with In The Lonesome Woods Tonight which turned out to be one of my all time favorite songs.
For this week’s Pickin’ & Ginnin’ In The Kitchen Spot-I’ve got a toe tapping song for you. It’s an old Roy Acuff song-Write Me Sweetheart. I guess you could say it goes against the grain of the typical sad and lonesome bluegrass tune. The words surely talk about a broken heart-but I don’t know how anyone could listen to Paul and Pap’s version and be sad. See what you think.
Did you tap your toes? I did! Outstanding flat top picking and tight harmonies-you can’t beat that.