Walk: Fillmore Street (Vitamin Express)
Distance: 2 miles
Somebody improbable - like a young country and western star - was recently asked on Fresh Air about his greatest songwriting influences. Johnny Cash? Charlie Pride? They may have been on his list, but the unexpected name was Shel Silverstein (?!). Even Terry Gross was surprised.
Turns out the interviewee grew up loving Silverstein's children's books like The Giving Tree and Where the Sidewalk Ends, and then he followed Silverstein into song writing. Silverstein's songs include A Boy Named Sue (which won a 1970 Grammy), and he was post-posthumously inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.