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Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone?

More than a few people have wondered where the name of this blog comes from.

Am I depressed, or just dark?

None of the above. I just love music.

If you’ve read the About page, you already know that the name of this blog is lifted directly from a Carter Family song.

Because Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone? is getting a lot of hits because of my coverage of Asphalt Orchestra and Lincoln Center Out of Doors, I figured now was a good time to give you a taste of the timeless tune. So much of American popular music stems from the Carter Family that it seemed appropriate to use one of their songs as a sort of theme for this blog about music, theater, art — all forms of the arts — and life in general.

So here’s an Emmylou Harris version of the Carter Family classic. Enjoy: