David Hakan | Warning Bell

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Warning Bell

by David Hakan

This is new folk that drives home the importance of meeting the challenges facing our country. Acoustic guitar that fills the hall, choruses you can sing with, and vocals to bring you to your feet.
Genre: Folk: Political
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Warning Bell
4:56 $0.99
2. If Woody Were Alive
4:34 $0.99
3. Bad News
2:58 $0.99
4. Day and Night
4:13 $0.99
5. Weeds of Hate
3:36 $0.99
6. Time to Cross the Line
3:32 $0.99
7. Pass Me the Rocket Launcher
3:40 $0.99
8. The Earth Dreams
3:34 $0.99
9. United Nations of America
3:14 $0.99
10. Come to the Land
4:31 $0.99
11. There's a Storm
5:21 $0.99
12. Down By the Riverside
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13. Dubya
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Hakan gives us a voice like John Denver\'s, wit like John Prine\'s and the subtle poetry of John Gorka. The guitar sound is clear and luscious. The melodies will have you whistling in the shower and the stories will get you wondering about the world in new ways.

You’ll find big, sing along choruses on some songs and dense poetry in the tradition of Bob Dylan and Eric Anderson on others. The musical styles will slide from bluesy Motown-influenced folk rock to a cappella Appalachian style and then to modern folk.

This project, Warning Bell, Songs for America, puts in one place all of David\'s songs of social conscience. These songs ask questions rather than preach, paint the future rather than complain about the past, and remind us of what is great about our country.

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Kathy Forste

Great Songwriting as Usual
I've really enjoyed listening to it. Very powerful lyrics. I can hear we have very similar thoughts and opinions about the state of our country. Great Songwriting as usual.
- Kathy Forste, Music Director
KC Cafe Internet Radio
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Forrest Whitlow

The reluctant voice
Warning Bell, the new album by David Hakan, begins with the title track where the call to action comes from a reluctant voice who feels it might be better to “let go of the rope…” and watch “as the world goes by.” But like the prophet Jeremiah, he is called to be a voice in the wilderness and even when it seems pointless and he’d wish to reclude into the everyday, he is compelled to speak out. And in this case, as with Jeremiah, it is his own people that he speaks to. The US government has overstepped its bounds and seemingly no one wants to notice, let alone do something about it.

This is the subject matter of the album Warning Bell. At its best it is art being political. At it’s worst it is politics informing art, which is a dangerous and delicate balance. For to often the latter becomes “art” as political statement and propaganda. True art is not this. But Hakan overall avoids the ranting that beats us over the head with ideology and creates songs that open for further questioning and the possibility of dialogue and disclosure about who we are. And it leaves the question of what we should do, open as well. I really enjoyed the album.
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