Del McCoury: White Pass Railroad

Del McCoury Band - Family CircleDel McCoury’s new CD comes out later this month, and Del is promoting it by giving away a free track. The track is titled White Pass Railroad, and tells the story of an Alaskan railroad built in 1897 to facilitate the miners who were part of the Alaskan Gold Rush.

The railroad still exists and is preserved as a historic site. You can visit the White Pass & Yukon Route website to see a video they put together using Del’s cut of this song as the soundtrack. The video features mostly black and white historic photos and footage matched to the storyline of the song. It’s very interesting to watch and you’ll learn a little American history in the process, which is always a good thing. It’s the last video on the page, so scroll to the bottom and you’ll see it.

Below I’ve embedded the widget allowing you to download the track White Pass Railroad. You’ll have to give them your email address, but it’s a painless process. I tried it out myself and it worked flawlessly. Don’t forget to watch our video interview with Del from IBMA 2009, where he talks about this new CD.