Modernism Monday: “Sligo Creek,” Al Petteway


If you’ve seen Ken Burns’s documentary on the history of our national parks, you’ll recognize this piece.  Al Petteway is a terrific and talented musician, and I’m thrilled he’s getting more recognition since “National Parks” came out.  This piece reminds me of sailing up the wet, dank coast of Newfoundland, whose native music is similar in style to “Sligo Creek.”  This is a very good tune to listen to when you need to square your shoulders and face the day.  This makes it especially suited for a cold and rainy Monday, be you on the prow of a boat headed to Labrador, or behind the wheel of your car headed to work.


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