I’m glad you found some comfort/release in the music. It is good for the soul to let go every now and then.
I like the soulfulness of traditional Southern music. We don’t really have what I’d call traditional music here in New England. I wish we did. The English up here were kind of a dour lot and though the French and Irish weren’t, a regional/ethnic style didn’t emerge after they arrived either.
We never had much in the way of Scots/Irish or Germans up here. I think those groups mostly migrated directly to the Southern States from Europe, though sometimes coming in via Pennsylvania.