Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman
Yes, I know that Depeche Mode is an English electronic band, but few songs have a stronger old American western cowboy feel than Personal Jesus. Plus, the song is about Elvis Presley. It's hard to get more American than that.
Sounds like you had a wonderful childhood.Many many moons ago, when I was 6 or 8: My Grandfather, who played guitar and harmonica, my aunt who played the guitar, and the neighbors from down the road would get together on the occasional weekend and play together. Red played the banjo and Susie played fiddle.
I would sit on the fire-place with a pretty good sized jug and try to approximate a base-line.
Sounded like this....
I miss it... Everyone is gone now...But me.