On this week’s roundup . . .
. . . some poppy folk, some weird folk, and a heaping tablespoon of politically-minded acoustic folk.
Joe Purdy – New Year’s Eve / My Country / People What Will You Do
The first two songs below are from said fantastic record. The third song is brand spankin’ new (19 days old as of this writing). Predictably, it is also pensive, acoustic, patriotic, and awesome.
We need songwriters like this perhaps now more than ever, as a living document to these bizarre times. 50 years from now, this Trump stuff is going to make even less sense than it does now, and it’s pretty batshit crazy in the present.
Tall Tall Trees – Backroads
Get a little trippy and weird with Mike Savino, aka Tall Tall Trees.
Freedays is due out 2/17.
Hurray for the Riff Raff – Everybody Knows
Our First 100 Days is an independent music project with a mission statement: “to inspire progress and benefit a cause for change”.
Basically, they’re raising money to help protect women’s rights issues, civil rights issues, and many other related topics that people are justifiably a wee bit nervous about right now, given the current U.S. administration’s brazen stupidity.
Samantha Crain – Antiseptic Greeting
Let’s end on a more light-hearted and poppy note, from the pride of Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Until next week, cheers…