Middle of the week, well we know how that feels – so here’s a short tune that should take you away from wherever you are to the wide-open spaces. And if you happen to be in the wide-open spaces already, well, we’re jealous. Ryan Dugré’s most recent single ‘Glace Bay‘ is the third to be released from his latest album ‘Three Rivers‘ and it sees the Brooklyn guitarist musing on some family history. As he explained to us: “Over the past year, I have spent time looking through what records I could find about my ancestors. It has always intrigued me to try to picture what their lives were like. Hearing about their struggles and the relative poverty they endured puts things into perspective for me. Glace Bay is where my great-grandfather Edward Macmillan was born. It’s a coal-mining town on the eastern tip of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. His father died in the mines in 1897 when he was three, leaving him as the eventual provider of the family. This piece is named in his memory.”
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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?