The Hikers’ Song – Come join Joe at Trail Days!

Post-Trail Report

It has been my dream to assemble a group of thru-hiker musicians and perform The Hikers’ Song at the 2010 Trail Days in Damascus, VA, scheduled for May 13 – 16. Tentative name for this group is “Braid and the Hiker Trash.” Mind you, I consider myself Hiker Trash, too! The tentative plan is to assemble interested musicians on the front porch of the Hikers’ Inn on the main street at 8:00 on Friday evening, May 14. This would give us a chance to rehearse The Hikers’ Song and jam on a few more. Our performance would be during the Talent Show on Saturday afternoon after the parade, but the plans would be finalized with more information at hand on Friday evening. Your participation in this would not preclude your participation as a solo act or another group act in the Talent Show To aid in this effort, I am posting three things:

1. A streaming link to The Hikers’ Song. Click to play.

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2. An MP3 file you can download to your computer.

3. A PDF file containing the lyrics and chord changes for the song.

Come join me in Damascus! Learn the song, practice playing along with it. If you have questions or comments leave a comment on this blog, and I’ll get back to you.

All my best,

Braid, AKA Joe Liles

3 Responses to “The Hikers’ Song – Come join Joe at Trail Days!”

  1. Rex Arrington [] Says:

    Hi Joe, Cool Song. I know you probably don`t remember me but we met at the powwow SEVERAL years back. I`m trying to get in touch with Darry. CAn you Help me…Please.I need to contact him regarding some clothing construction. Thanks a million. I really enjoy following your trip notes. Watch it you can fall in love with the Damascus area!

  2. Ann Oberkirch [] Says:


    Congratulations on your wonderful song and your unexpected and well deserved celebrity.

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