Saturday, 23 February 2013

Ohio (Pick Word #12)


As part of my project which aims to explore songs about all 50 American States, I decided to start with Ohio. Although it's the 34th most extensive state in US (2012 Database), it is the 7th most Populous with over 11.5 Million people. The capital city of this state is Columbus, which is the 15th populated city in USA. Some of the cities there grew great acts such as The Black Keys and Devo (From Akron), Afghan Whigs and Over The Rhine (From Cincinnati), Kim Deal (From Dayton), Nine Inch Nails (From Cleveland) and many more. For that reason, we can find a lot of songs written about Ohio, so it wasn't an easy one, but I think it's diverse and interesting. Now you can lay back and listen to the first part of Wide Awake In America series which features Damien Jurado, Over The Rhine, The National, Sun Kil Moon and The Dandy Warhols

The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio (Taken From High Violet, 2010)

The Dandy Worhols - Ohio (Taken From Tales From Slabtown Vol. 2, 2000, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young cover version)

Damien Jurado - Ohio (Taken From Rehearsals To Departure, 1999)

Sun Kil Moon - Carry Me Ohio (Taken From Ghosts Of The Great Highway, 2003)

Over The Rhine - Ohio (Taken From Ohio, 2003)