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Oct 24 - Hear Your Train A Comin'

Why have songs about trains become such an iconic centerpiece of American music? Ever since the underground railroad provided a path out of slavery, trains have represented freedom and escape from a harsh life for African American bluesmen and poor white country singers alike.  There is something about boarding a train that represents escape to a new adventure or finally going home after a long weary ordeal.   On the next edition of Dawn Eclectica, Wednesday October 24 from 4-7 am, I will present an entire program devoted to train songs.

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