"Arlington" (Andy Revkin with Dar Williams)





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Published on Sep 20, 2013

This song describes the storied history and uncertain future of the national cemetery, honoring the fallen while asking, "Where will they go when there's no more room in Arlington? (I wrote song and control copyright; all images used with permission or public domain.)

This version is featured on "A Very Fine Line," the first CD by Andy Revkin, best known as a veteran New York Times journalist and author. http://j.mp/vflamazon

More on the album: http://veryfinelines.com


Background and context on the song: http://j.mp/arlingtonsong

The history and fate of the cemetery is laid out beautifully in this 2003 Baltimore Sun article by John Woestendiek: http://j.mp/arlingtonbaltsun03

WAMU radio explored the issues recently:

"Kathryn Condon, the executive director of Army National Military Cemeteries, says if nothing is done, Arlington will run out of in-ground burial space by 2025."

This recording features DAR WILLIAMS and the following ensemble of musicians:

Andy Revkin - vocals, guitar, banjo.
Peter Rundquist - guitar.
Art Labriola - organ and piano.
Jerry Krenach - drums.
Mark Murphy - upright bass.
Ben Neill - trumpet.
Terry Textor Platz, Patti Pelican, Stacy Labriola - harmonies.

Recorded and mixed by Joe Johnson, Red Wally Studios, Beacon, N.Y.
Mastered by Matt Agoglia, The Ranch, Beacon, N.Y.

An earlier rendition of this video (with my song sung by Peter Rundquist of my former band, Uncle Wade) was created by me and Craig Duff for The New York Times:
Finite Arlington http://nyti.ms/15IKEUA


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