This is what democracy sounds like! At least at this present moment, here in New York City, in February & March 2017 (and 1 track from April). This collection of 14 songs were written mostly in February 2017 as part of "February Album Writing Month" and reflect what's going on politically, personally, and more.
The title track was recorded live at at singing protest rally in Washington Square Park, NYC in February 2017, featuring yours truly and a cast of hundreds. The rest are more intimate studio recordings. This album has an unusual number of political or topical-based songs, but it's not a normal time right now in the US (or indeed many places in the world). (It's not all politics, however, and includes some upbeat reflections from a pretty lucky guy, another song with famous movie quotes, a song about a late friend, a science lesson about species extinction, and more)
All profits and proceeds from this album will be donated to the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) and the Sierra Club
released March 12, 2017
Mike Skliar- guitars, vocals, harmonica, banjo, mandolin, dobro/resonator guitar, bass, percussion.
On track 1, 'this is what democracy sounds like'-(recorded live at Washington Square Park, NYC) -- additional vocals, drums, percussion, and more provided by the hundreds of people in attendance at the rally-thanks, everyone! (and thanks to Evan Zucker for recording the audio and video)
All songs written by Mike Skliar (c) 2017
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