Going home to North Carolina is always a bittersweet experience. Sweet because it is always good to see family, friends, and the mountains. To go somewhere “where I know I have a home.” Bitter because it always ends way too soon, and I never get to see as many people or hike as many mountains as I want.
Still, a week in the mountains does the soul good.
There are a lot of songs about the Carolinas. I don’t know if any of them are this good. The opening is killer.
Every time I think I smell that sweet southern rain.
It takes me to a station on the long black train.
The song is just enough country and just enough Southern rock. The guitar licks complement exquisite writing and both pair well with Shooter’s admittedly rough singing voice.
Gone to Carolina is off Shooter’s album Electric Rodeo.
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