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For An American Life

by Eric Douglas

Echoes of Woody, Bob, and Bruce conspire for six songs of anger and protest.
Genre: Folk: Political Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Detroit
3:22 $0.99
2. For An American Life
5:42 $0.99
3. Coal Country
3:33 $0.99
4. One For the Heart
3:19 $0.99
5. Frontier Land
4:37 $0.99
6. Impossible Times
3:09 $0.99
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Album Notes
Eric Douglas is an Arizona singer/songwriter who combines contemporary folk, classic rock, and Texas country to tell stories of people finding their place in the world...for better or worse.

Eric paints an American landscape, with songs from the Southwestern desert, the Great Plains, and the open road.

He been performing for more than 20 years, combining poignant storytelling with solid guitar, harmonica, and piano. His performances are engaging and intimate, as he expertly balances serious songs with a dry humor.

You’ll hear shades of Dylan and Springsteen, but the songs are distinctively original, and unmistakably Americana.

Eric cut his teeth in New York City bars and coffeehouses in the late 90s, and has lived in Arizona since 2002, where he regularly performs at the major folk festivals around the state, as well as coffeehouses in the Phoenix area.

"For An American Life" is Eric's fifth CD, and perhaps his most bold effort to date. Eric pulled ideas from the headlines and controversies of today, unafraid to call out the demon's of America's past and present.

"Detroit" opens the record, and immediately harkens back to Springsteen's "Nebraska", with sparse guitar and harmonica. There is a bit of hope, but also a hard look at the collapsing industries of the Midwest. The title track follows - a Dylanesque anthem, with verse after verse of calls to action. Women, people of color, the LGBT community, teachers, students, homeless veterans, and poor people are represented, with their shared cause - our American fight, for an American life.

The following tracks - "Coal Country", "One For the Heart", and "Frontier Land" - bring the anger to a boiling point, before "Impossible Times" offers a quiet resignation, and sad commentary on the inertia of the current political landscape.

"For An American Life" is the folk CD for today's world - gritty, thoughtful, and timely.



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