Originally published on AntiMusic
Oct. 29, 2018
Americana band The High Plains Drifters recently released their debut single “Virginia”, which is from their eponymous debut album. To celebrate we asked Larry Studnicky to tell us about the song. Here is the story:
Like many of my songs, I’ve carried the first verse and chorus to “Virginia” in my head for years and years. That verse and chorus date back to my aggro-single years in the pre-social-media Manhattan of the early and mid 1980’s. It was a magical time to be a single guy in NYC, except that it promoted a Peter Pan-like prolonged adolescence in many of us.