I was in a Catholic seminary in Milwaukee from 1962-70, so I missed a bit. I wouldn't say I was 'sheltered,' but I didn't get out of Milwaukee much and spent summers at a boys' camp. My brothers were growing up in Racine, Wisconsin - 25 miles south of Milwaukee. They tended to go to Chicago for music, and they had quite an experience. The middle brother was a booking agent, so he had contact with everybody in music in the midwest. My youngest brother had a lot of music in his life, too. Here's what he says about a Jimmy Buffett DVD he has:
The Buffett DVD was shot at Wrigley Field. For the encore, Buffett left the stage in centerfield while the lights were out and then appears in the right field bleachers alone to sing City of New Orleans and to make comments about Steve turning him into a Cubs fan when they would go to afternoon Cubs games together in the early 70s. Now that I think about it, that's is when I became a Cubs fan in those same bleachers. Too bad I didn't have an Old Style with them.So, you, Brits, I wonder if you could spend a little time and effort to try to understand us Americans. Go to Spotify or YouTube or wherever, and listen to a little Jimmy Buffett, Steve Goodman, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jim Croce, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings. I think you'll enjoy them.