A traveling road tune, Grace Potter’s “Little Hitchhiker” tells the tale of coming upon a young girl who’s searching for her mother. “Everything she owned in a red suitcase,” sings Potter. “She followed the road along the river / And she sang to herself when it turned late.” Guitar trickles along, a gentle breeze in Potter’s wonderfully raspy voice. It’s both wistful and heavy with a particular sadness – not necessarily a bad thing. It’s the weight of the world upon her shoulders that nearly breaks her, but she soldiers onward onto the horizon anyway. Who knows, maybe her momma is waiting just around the next bend.
Listen to “Little Hitchhiker” below.