Posts Tagged ‘highway song’

Blues song pines for the open road of the Lincoln

April 5, 2011

Tom Neely, a songwriter and music teacher in the Lincoln Highway town of Dublin, California (just south of San Francisco) has been writing and performing music most of his life. After seeing Rick Sebak’s Lincoln Highway show on PBS, Tom was inspired to write a song about the joys of the open road: “it seemed like an easy metaphor for freedom. The lyrics, to be honest, wrote themselves.” Tom says he and his wife “plan to drive it with our kids some time. We love nothing more than throwing our kids in the back seat and following our noses.”

Listen to Tom’s bluesy tune “Endless Highway” or download an mp3 for free:

Live performance of another Lincoln Hwy song

September 26, 2008

Here’s a video of Cornbread performing their slow folk-rock song “Lincoln Highway” at FloodStock 2008 on July 5. Floodstock was held to help the thousands affected by the flooding in Iowa this past Spring. Cedar Rapids especially took a devastating blow when the river crested almost 12 feet higher than ever in recorded history. More than 3,900 homes and 1,300 city blocks were flooded, and some 7,000 jobs were lost as hundreds businesses were flooded. The Cedar Rapids and Marion Chambers of Commerce, the Jaycees, the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, and other local and national organizations helped organize the three-day benefit concert on July 3, 4 and 5 at Cabo Grill in Cedar Rapids.