The end of summer makes me want to play the blues — one of my favorite genres making up American roots music.
The blues are about both mourning and celebrating loss and change and the end of a beautiful season brings opportunity for both. It’s always about the journey, and that’s the theme of the new album Jude and I recorded for our band Hot Koko — Wayfaring.
At the beginning of the summer I promised ChangingAging readers I would share a new song from Wayfaring each week. Like so many good intentions, this summer promise got away from me. But to pick up where I left off, here is an instrumental rendition of blues-legend John Hurt’s Spike Driver Blues. The original song tells the story of American folk hero John Henry.
Click here to listen.