What Are You Waiting For
August 7, 2005
I’m an hour late for the Wagner family reunion in Grundy Center, Iowa, and I’ve yet to wash last night’s show from my skin.
This much I will say for now. There is a wave cresting here in Iowa. It’s a melodic, driven, and distorted din. It’s rooted deep in the great and rich soil. It is the sound of wide-open spaces, and wide-open hearts.
Will Des Moines be the next Toronto? Seattle? Athens? Minneapolis?
Will The Nadas be the next Jayhawks? Towncrier the next Lifehouse? Josh Davis the next Ryan Adams?
I hope so.
I guess it all depends how open-minded and open-hearted America is.