Local lyricistﾒs song a hit on Australian radio station
Dunmore resident Ramona Wood has channeled her creativity into poetry for several years and, although she has turned several of those poems into songs, her song, "Sing Me a Mountain," is the first to be played on the radio.
Wood said she posted her poem on Facebook and received a comment from a friend, Lynette Cole of The Cole Family Bluegrass Band, that she should put the words to music. Wood gave Cole permission to turn the poem into a song.
Once the song was finished, The Cole Family Bluegrass Band included it on their album, Roll Wheels of Time. To see the lyrics, visit www.colefamilybluegrass.com.
Wood explained that she was inspired by a story her husband told her about a pow-wow he attended with a Native American friend, Grey Wolf.
"Grey Wolf told Gary that he would be asked to participate in the circle," Wood said. "He was told about toe/heel dancing and singing. The way to accomplish [toe/heel dancing] was to follow the mountain range and then go back the opposite way as many times as it took to finish the song. This is how I came up with the title, 'Sing Me a Mountain.'"
The song was picked up by www.worldwidebluegrass.com, an online radio station based in Australia. Disc jockey Geoff Morris used the song on his show, Wall-to-Wall Bluegrass.