In what starts as a slow tune, almost sounding like an old African Hymn in its rhythm, haunting your mind and impossible to forget, the song clashes with a hard beat just as the river rises and the dagger plunges into your heart. The song then reverts to its slow hymn, a tune that will stay with you long after the song ends, and you will surely be humming many days later.
In what is likely this author’s favorite song in what has been a remarkable album, filled with joyous party-rock songs, love ballads, and slow, meaningful hymns of stories past, “Appalachian River Song” is what “Real America” is all about—the struggle of man to persevere through any and every hardship that comes about. The words, along with the slow, old-school, deep country tune helps the listener visualize the struggle of the blue-collar American, and helps us remember those less fortunate who fight each day only to fight to live another struggle tomorrow.
If you would like to see a sample of Country Music singer Marty Falle’s sweet-swinging sound, check out this music video, titled “Hoochie Coochie Gal from the Buckeye State.” The brand new CD, “Redneck Roadrunner,”