Although not really known for songs that are spine chillers, bluegrass does have it’s share of haunting lyrics. Take “Cold Statesville Ground” for example. I shudder every time I sing this one. It’s told in the first person from the viewpoint of a deathrow inmate heading off to the gallows for a particularly gruesome murder that he seems to gleefully describe. You want goosebumps on Halloween? This is the song for you.
Not into the gory details? Well, how about “Cruel Willie?” This quirky little tune describes how a love ’em and leave ’em ladies man finally gets his comeupppance. Both of these songs appear on my album, “Troubled Times.” So drag the CD out and humm along this Halloween. Or better yet, give your favorite DJ a call and request them so everyone can have a listen! Have a safe and Happy Halloween.