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Friday, Feb. 3, 2012

Mud River Lee & The Bluegrass 3

“You Can't Take a Train”

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Milwaukee folkie and bluegrass bandleader Mud River Lee takes a break from his usual style for this CD single, a pissed-off tune lamenting Gov. Scott Walker's nixing of tax funds for the high-speed passenger railroad between the Badger State's two most populous cities. Lee also takes Walker to task for union busting. The song serves the local Larry Penn folk music tradition well—it's about local folks, after all.