Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Pines - From Cornfields, To The Barrio, To The Studio

OK, so they are based Minneapolis, but if any duo has legitimate Iowa cred it is David Huckfelt and Benson Ramsey of the Pines.  I can think of nothing more Iowan than two musicians from the Hawkeye state bumping into one another in a barrio in Arizona and striking up a partnership and creating melodies rooted in the rural Americana of their homeland.  Many of us wander away from Iowa for one reason or another.  The more artistic among us often feel the need to explore and connect with the world beyond the sweet corn curtain. Whatever their journey I am a happy many this morning for having crossed their paths on youtube.

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