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LISTEN: The Nell & Jim Band, “Dime in My Pocket”

Feb 9, 2019

LISTEN: The Nell & Jim Band,

Artist: The Nell & Jim Band (Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally)
Hometown: Bay Area, California
Song: “Dime in My Pocket”
Album: Steel
Release: February 15, 2019
Label: Whippoorwill Arts

In Their Words: “‘Dime in My Pocket’ was written as an exercise in songwriting, and inspired by the book Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone?, the story of the Carter Family. I wanted to try to write a song about A.P. Carter and his feelings about Sara that I gathered from the book. I borrowed a melody, like Woody Guthrie would, which was ‘Rollin’ On’ from the Monroe Brothers, which I recorded with the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience. I changed a few notes of the melody and a couple chords and there you go. I put the words to that and there you have ‘Dime in My Pocket.'” –Jim Nunally, The Nell & Jim Band

Photo credit: Jay Blakesburg

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