I clearly remember it being on a CD of .mp3s, when I took my portable .mp3 player to San Diego for a conference. Hehehe....so big and bulky but this was before Mr. Jobs manufactured the iPod.
Hey, at least it wasn't a Walkman.
I'm not sure how I came upon the tune. It's not like I'm a huge fan of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's series of Will the Circle Be Unbroken disks. And it's not like I've ever heard of Hanna & McEuen before or since (not that I've searched them out either).
While their two voices, used separately, they don't sound horribly different, but when they sing together, those differences blend very nicely. TNGDB makes the bluegrass like, but not overtly so. And like other Americana songs, it tells a nice story.
It is possible the video will look embedded, but won't play due to record company restrictions. YouTube has proved me wrong before, but in case I'm right, you can play the song here.
10 years later"the Lowlands" still doesn't bore me and it is a song I never skip over.