Rookin - Goodbye, Louisiana
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posted 28 Dec 2018 by Krister Axel
It is the beautiful and endearing resolution to a chapter of life, presented here as a blend of folk, rock, and soul.

Goodbye, Louisiana, the latest from Rookin, is a wistful look at personal history, as a way of associating important events with the character of a certain location. It’s a kind of weather, a kind of person, and a certain way of life that we are saying goodbye to.

Draped in a pulse-forward folk-pop affect, with an acoustic guitar as our guide, and a Dylan-style harmonica to open the phrases, we are immediately drawn in to the mid-tempo energy. It’s a whispered lead vocal, hidden just beneath the equilibrium of the remaining elements, so that we must listen that much harder. It is the beautiful and endearing resolution to a chapter of life, presented here as a blend of folk, rock, and soul.

Brooklyn-based band Rookin began as a college class project on the Civil War. This song is featured on our Lost Treasure - Americana playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ashland, Oregon

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


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