Texas Parks and Wildlife recently released a two-part video series featuring Texas musicians singing River Songs that honor the history of waterways in the state.
As Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine states in their featured article about the River Songs, “In many ways, rivers define Texas. They form our borders, and our cities were founded on them. Our songs celebrate them. Songs about Texas rivers have flowed melodically across the state for generations, from the Red River to the Rio Grande.”
Texas musician Jimmy LaFave sings an acoustic version of “Ain’t No More Cane on the Brazos”, a traditional prison work song from the South, to pay tribute to his home state. A Texas native and current resident, even though he’s well known for being a part of the Oklahoma music scene, LaFave has a recording career that spans over 30 years and has recorded an impressive 15 albums.
Texas Parks and Wildlife also tapped Texas singer Butch Hancock, another Texas native and folk/country singer-songwriter, and his son Rory to sing the old cowboy folk song, “Texas River Song”.
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