Happy 4th of July!

Joshua Lewis / KOMO News

Perhaps what is best about being an American comes through in the music this nation has produced throughout its relatively short history. From the blues to rock and roll to soul or folk and country, America’s roots are deep within the sonic soil. On this 4th of July, marking the nation’s 237 year anniversary, we want to celebrate that idea by sharing some of our favorite patriotic performances, from Jimi Hendrix to Ray Charles, from Bruce Springsteen to Charles Bradley. No matter your thoughts on the current state of the union (and its ever-warming summers), it is music that can unite us through our hardships and our joys, that can heal us, inspire us, and carry us forward. While you wait for the fireworks to begin this evening, enjoy this roundup of music about America gathred for this day of celebration.

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One Comment

  1. Pete Fiedler
    Posted July 4, 2013 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    Solid set of good ol’ Merican music that come’s very close to making me feel patriotic for a second there. Dylan is a good ad but the BB’s being on here, (because they historically played shows on 7/4? because they are quintessentially Merican?), seems forced and patronizing. I like the set though. Peace to all.

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