Drive Me Home Single Art

Drive Me Home (single)

Yearbook Committee

Release date: December 7, 2012

A delightful little folked-up love song about the stars, the trees, crying trains, cornfields at night, and the rising Wabash River.

“Drive Me Home” was recorded to be part of The Wabash compilation album, a collection of Wabash River Valley artists performing songs about the river. Yearbook Committee also released the same recording as a single.

“This is the cut with the glockenspiel, which is the novelty we have come to expect from this group that gives new meaning to the term eclectic. As it notes on its website, its style is: ‘A lot of folk. Some of everything else thrown in there too. A whole lot of harmony.’ All of that is in this song, as vocalist Christina Blust sings an almost-whispery solo at the beginning, backed by acoustic guitar. A single female voice soon harmonizes, with glockenspiel accompaniment. The rest of the committee then joins in a Broadway-style chors (I’m thinking “RENT”) when the song comes to the lyrics: ‘…of crying trains and cornfields at night and the rising Wabash River.’ That’s followed by Blust and committee’s call-and-response that gives the song its title: ‘C’mon … C’mon, drive me … C’mon … C’mon, drive me … C’mon … C’mon, drive me home.’ The song close with an a capella surprise with a male lead and full harmony. This is one of the album’s best cuts.”

– Merv Hendricks, Terre Haute Tribune-Star, 20 December 2012, “‘The Wabash’ varies in style, pace, heritage and feeling”

Christina Blust

Christina is a vocalist, songwriter, and player of accordion, guitar and piano. In addition to performing and writing as a solo artist, she has been a member of several projects including the indie-folk band Yearbook Committee (3-time SXSW official showcasing artist) and the accordion-electronic duo Mauveine. Her music has appeared on numerous releases and in an Emmy-award-winning documentary. Christina is also a designer, developer and one half of Blustery Day Design. She is an active Wikimedia contributor and supporter of open knowledge and is the co-founder of The Live Sincerely Project. Originally from northern Kentucky, Christina lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Learn more.