Since I don't know how to do a blue clicky, and couldn't find the thread I was looking for anyway, I hope it's ok to cut and paste a blurb about a cd of Erie Canal songs, since you say that you are headed that way. I LOVE the cd, and plan to send one to my dad and bro as soon as I get bro's new address....I thought you might enjoy listening to it as you cruise the canal, if you have cd capabilities on your motorcycle. Enjoy your trip!
The cd refered to is "Oh, That Low Bridge! Songs of the Erie Canal" by George Ward, available from Folk Legacy
George is an old and valued friend and I'm delighted to see his CD available so widely. Now we've got to get him to re-issue his Erie Canal material on CD. Excellent research, fine renditions of old canal songs, and a few new creations that could fool the folksong experts. C'mon, George. Go for it!