Topic: River Songs
Our local canoe/kayak shop is hosting an event next month celebrating paddle sports. A local paddler/author will be doing a book signing for her new book centered around the New River in WV. Local paddler, painter and musician (my good friend John K. Victor) will display his latest series of "plein-air" paintings done on local streams. A few local musicians have also been asked to perform during the 3-hour event and I was included in the group. I have checked my repertoire of "river" songs and have compiled a list of 14 which I have written and another (James River Blues by Old Crow Medicine Show) which I occasionally play. There are a couple others which mention rivers but really don't apply to river running/paddling.
Does anyone have any suggestions for other paddling songs or river songs which I might add to my list? The musical part of the event will be a "round robin" format similar to the one we used at the Chordie gathering last year so I doubt I will get anywhere near playing all the songs on my list but it would be nice to have a variety of river songs depending on the mood of the crowd.
Here is a link to some of John's art work: http://johnkvictor.com