Jack Sundrud and I wrote The South as an homage to the place and the literary history it evokes. We included nods to Mark Twain, Thomas Wolfe and Margaret Mitchell. The orginal song did not have a bridge, and Jack and I wrote that prior to going into the studio. That’s the section that talks about “look homeward all you angels.”
Angela Primm and Gale Mayes did an outstanding job on the back-up vocal, harkening the spiritual feel the song demanded.
I played a Martin Ditson guitar on this cut. The Diston has a really deep body and sound.