Traveling Song

Album: 25th Anniversary Kitchen Pickin' Sessions (2001)
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  • This song was written by Ray Dobrinski of Porter County Line, whose brother Fred was an original member of the country-rock band Heartsfield in the early to late 1970's. While Fred was on the road, younger brother Ray says he had no guitar to play and resorted to penning the lyrics to this bouncy toe-tapper about touring our wonderful and scenic country.

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  • Julie from Chicago, IlTravelin' Song is a beautiful melody. It is a desciptive song about the states. If you want, you can listen to it at
    I love you and your song dad, Julie
  • Gary from Homewood, IlThis song is part of an unplugged collection (Kitchin' Pickin' Sessions) recorded at ARS Recording Studio. The album was cut live in the studio without overdubs, it's worth a listen.
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