Aug 8, 2019
“The duty of youth is to challenge
― Kurt Cobain
The World seems crazy at times. Leading the current craziness is the USA and it appears to start right at the very top.
Having been right in the middle of the
’60s and 70’s musical revolution, lead by the songs of Dylan and
voices of Joan Baez, CSN&Y, Bob Marley, etc many wonder if the
voice of music is at play today.
Many of the songs we’re playing now were written and recorded during the election process and the many months of Trump in office. Traditionally there has always been push back from artists. Many giving voice to those who don’t have one.
(The Protest Song Part Two is currently taking shape. Coming in the Fall.)
It starts with Steven Fearing and his single “Blowhard Nation”
Followed by comments from
The Wood Brothers
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings
(Colin Linden, Tom Wilson, Steven Fearing)
Is there is a push back from the music
makers? If so, where is it and who is it?
How did the election and presidency affect your new songs?
Is there room for protest songs in today’s music and radio?
Photo Credit: Paste Magazine