Fly Fishing Music: “Streets of New England” by Have Gun, Will Travel
There is a sodden freshness to the morning that reaches through clothing and sets a man shivering, and the men talk in low voices in deference to the roar of the river.
The promise of rain had been fulfilled by the time I came to the river. The trees dripped moss and the moss dripped rain and the droplets formed rings on the river before the current snatched them away.
Steve Raymond, The Year of the Angler
The Trinity River Playlist is for steelheading . . . before and after winter steelheading, actually. It’s for the truck on a cold, rainy . . . maybe snowy . . . maybe solitary morning. It’s for the wet back roads of the far north of California, Oregon, Washington, or British Columbia after dusk. The songs are slower, more haunting, more contemplative. They are good for when you’ve got some time to think.
All of them are outstanding, I think – “Here I Go” by Leif James, “Wish It Was True” by The White Buffalo, “Lost and Found” by Chuck Ragan, “Home in the Woods” by Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons, “To The North” by Matthew and The Atlas, “One Lone Night” by The White Buffalo, “Out of My Own Way” by Matthew Dean Herman.
An appropriate addition to the list is a song by the band Have Gun, Will Travel. Here is “Streets of New England” from the band’s new album, Mergers & Acquisitions.