When we last interviewed Shawn Rosenblatt about his musical outfit, Netherfriends, he was in the thick of his “50 Songs/50 States” project, traveling the country and writing a song inspired by a stop in each state. Now, he’s sharing those songs with the masses, and our Jam of the Day is “Bloomington, IN.”
The song itself has a tropical vibe, perfectly indicative of our white sand Midwestern beaches. (Please tell me you detect my sarcasm.) So, clearly these influences aren’t meant to be so literal, but whatever the case may be, it sounds like Rosenblatt was enjoying the Hoosier State immensely.
Other municipal muses include “Lawrence, KS,” “Fargo, ND,” “Minneapolis, MN,” “Omaha, NE,” and “Rapid City, SD.” Listen to them all HERE.
The album featuring the “50 Songs/50 States” tracks, Middle America, will get a proper release, thanks to Kilo Records, next month.