Caroline Herring’s song “Black Mountain Lullaby” (from her newly released CD Camilla  is based on the true story of Jeremy Davidson, a child crushed to death in his bed by a rogue, half-ton boulder from a nearby mountaintop removal site in Wise County, Virginia.


Featured here is Caroline’s live, solo version of “Black Mountain Lullaby.” For the full story behind this song, we recommend reading Caroline’s blog about this song. 


More Reading:

Silas House’s New York Times editorial, “My Polluted Kentucky Home,” which inspired Caroline Herring to write "Black Mountain Lullaby" 


Tim Thornton’s 2006 feature on the Davidson Family, “A Death in Inman”


Caroline Herring’s website

Caroline’s interview with Still: The Journal