Music Monday: Ventura Highway – the mellow sound of America

Posted By on May 27, 2019

Ventura_Highway45When I mention 1970’s music to younger generations, I sense they assume electric guitar oriented rock and roll (which it often is) … but a large percentage of what we listened to was actually “mellow” soft rock (an overused term). 

The group America is an excellent example of this “mellow” sound for Music Monday … and there isn’t a much better song to represent their harmony and acoustic guitar playing than Ventura Highway (video below break).

  Ventura Highway – America | 1972


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