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There isn't a tradition of Thanksgiving music like there is one of Christmas music, perhaps because it is hard to pick the appropriate soundtrack to relatives screaming at each other during dinner over political differences.

But that doesn't mean we can't pick out a few songs that reference the holiday, or holiday traditions, or even just say the word thanksgiving. Here are a few of my favorites.


“Pilgrim,” Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band

Exquisite, slide guitar-based Country Gospel track that casts life’s long and often lonely journey as a pilgrimage, occasionally interrupted by the welcome presence of friends. Additional vocals by Emmylou Harris and Gillian Welch.

"Turkey Hunting,” Nick Fiore

Spoken word track from self-declared hillbilly over a vaguely strummed guitar providing instruction for catching wild turkey with corn and fishing line. “I don’t know if this is legal or not.”

“Lord, I Love Mashed Potatoes,” Mayf Nutter

Funky 70s country that veers perilousl…

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