Yesterday my fiancé and I were listening to The Low Anthem
in the car, and he pointed out that there are a lot of great songs about Ohio.
I’d never thought about it before, but some of my favorite songs are about the
Buckeye State. Incidentally, some of my favorite songs are incredibly
1. Sun Kil Moon “Carry Me, Ohio”
“Sorry that/ I could never love you back/ I could never care
enough/ In these last days.” Does it get any sadder than that?
2. The Monroe Brothers “On The Banks Of The Ohio”
Oh wait, yes, it does
3. CSN&Y “Ohio”
4. Gillian Welch “Look at Miss Ohio”
Oh me oh my oh, I’ll never stop loving this song.
5. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy “Ohio River Boat Song”
Bonny Billy’s twangy country is a wonderful thing.
6. The Low Anthem
This band is a new Paste favorite, and this song is simply
7. Over The Rhine “Ohio”
We'll end on a nostalgic note—the title track from OTR’s