Re: Ch. 1 through 3 of Hillbilly Elegy
At the end of chapter 2 Vance tells us of the song Dwight Yoakam wrote about his own move from southern Kentucky. Vance tells us that the lyrics could have come straight out of Mamaw's diary:
"They thought readin', writin', Route 23 would take them to the good life that they had never seen;
They didn't know that old highway would lead them to the world of misery."
I'm still working my way through the book, but took some time to learn Yoakam's song which captures some elements of the book.
As I struggle to learn the guitar in my retirement, this is my version of Yoakam's song.