This song “On the Congo” is about Congress Street, the main thoroughfare in the funny old town of Portland, Maine. Congress Street has seen so many faces throughout the ages and this tune is a reflection of all those faces past and present. One of my favorite activities still after living here since 2009 is to wander from one end of Congress Street to the other. It’s hard to feel lonely when you bump into all the wonderful souls you see on Congress Street.
This arrangement is my first attempt at solo mandolin and vocals. Hope you enjoy!