Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley

I keep feeling like I play this a little too “finger snappin’ cowboy Jesus whistlin’ down the road,” but one undeniable feature of African-American music, of which this song is one, is that no matter how dire the suffering expressed, there is a note—always!–of optimism.

Author: Hilton Kean Jones

Composer and performer, retired college music professor, lyricist.

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