Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Otis Gibbs "Joe Hill's Ashes" (2010)

In late 2011, when I listen to these Otis Gibbs records I'm struck by how he anticipates the Occupy movement.  Gibbs is writing songs for the 99%.  As the title indicates, he celebrates the working man & the history of the labor movement.  But the more personal songs speak to the same issues as well.  "No one choses to ride in a Greyhound, the only reason you're here is because you're too broke to fly".  The stories are sad, but honorable. 

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