Santa Cruz songs

April 3, 2013

A friend posted on Twitter recently looking for people’s favorite songs about Santa Cruz. When I was preparing to move here from New York, I compiled an entire playlist of songs about California.

The California Report has an ongoing feature in which artists talk about their songs about the Golden State.

That includes an interview from 2011 featuring one of my favorite songs about Santa Cruz, “The Big Dipper” by Cracker.  For me, one of the things that makes this song particularly cool is that it references a number of places that existed before the Loma Prieta earthquake but are no longer.

California resident Steve Rizzieri created his own video for the song with actual footage from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk a couple of years ago. It’s a fun little video to check out.

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