Where This Meets That
“Tuesday Tunage” is a weekly spotlight for music I deem worthy of a spotlight. To make it worth all of our time, I’ll do my best to emphasize tunes you probably haven’t heard before that represent the art in all its glorious varieties.
I first connected with Kinney’s music in high school when he was best known as frontman for southern hair(ish)-band Drivin’N’Cryin’, but it’s his solo work that has stayed with me over the years. I consider him a true poet of Americana, with words that can make me choke-up on the flipside of a chuckle.
The beat that drives “This Train Don’t Stop at the Millworks Anymore” recalls the clickety-clack of an old rural train ride graced with a vibrant pedal steel guitar. Kinney’s words lament the effects of globalization on small industrial America, yet the memories of which he sings make up riches no business can ever outsource.
I hope you enjoy this track as much as I do!