Texas-based singer/songwriter Tom Russell named his recent 2011 album “Mesabi.” It includes the title track below, which seems to call on the mystique of Bob Dylan, the North Country and the Iron Range. Sings Russell:
Some things never change, on the Mesabi Iron Range
Where the wild north country rain screams
“Please don’t make me do the work my father did”
Bethlehem of the troubadour kid.
Great song. Have a listen.
Again, the story of the Iron Range is the stuff of powerful art. If some local won’t accept Bob Dylan as an example, maybe this guy. He’s good too.
(h/t to reader Michael for the link)