'Orange Blossom Special' Southern Raised Bluegrass

'Orange Blossom Special' Southern Raised Bluegrass

The talented siblings of the Southern Raised Bluegrass perform a rousing rendition of the classic tune ‘Orange Blossom Special.’


This favorite was originally released in 1938 and it has been covered by countless artists through the years including Johnny Cash and Charlie Daniels.

“Look a-yonder comin'
Comin' down that railroad track
Hey, look a-yonder comin'

Comin' down that railroad track
It's the Orange Blossom Special
Bringin' my baby back”

Siblings Lindsay, Sarah, Emily and Matt make up the Southern Raised Bluegrass band. The group was raised in the Ozark Mountains and they have blended their traditional music upbringing with multiple genres and their deep-rooted faith.

They describe themselves as creating a ‘Southern Raised trademark sound where classical meets bluegrass and city streets meets country roads. SR has morphed a progressive sound that spans Christian Country/ Bluegrass, Celtic and Classical.’

Today, they’re taking on one of the most popular bluegrass songs of all time with ‘Orange Blossom Special.’ And when you hear their rendition, you’ll be toe-tapping along in no time.

“Well, I'm going down to Florida
And get some sand in my shoes
Or maybe Californy

And get some sand in my shoes
I'll ride that Orange Blossom Special
And lose these New York blues”

It’s so amazing to see the next generation continue the bluegrass tradition. This is a beloved form of music that we don’t hear nearly enough. I hope we continue to hear more from these siblings.

Who else was singing along to the words of this classic tune?