I think we need to bring back a more structured musical aspect of TRB since that was such an enormous part of the print Rag, so I intend to do my best to post a tune of some sort every Sunday. This is Laura Veirs, a little known west coaster. I just discovered she’s released a new album, Saltbreakers, although this song is from an earlier time. It’s titled John Henry, and it fits the mood of the times, with a collapsing economy, inhuman warfare, criminals in the White House, and all the rest. Enjoy the tune!
Richard Jehn / The Rag Blog