Friday, December 22, 2023

Aaron Lewis – Massachusetts

I've been listening to Aaron Lewis for many years. He has made the transition from grunge nu-metal with his band Staind to singer-songwriter with an authentic classic 'old country' style. Having just got back from Boston, and from speaking with many people from 'Western Mass' which is the rural mountainous part of the state, I understand the geography of the song more now, and the references to Worthington 'established long before this country came to be' and the Berkshires. Studio and live versions below - from his 2011 release Town Line. Check out his back catalogue, many great songs there.