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Tristan Thorndyke | Post-Modern Dust Bowl

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Post-Modern Dust Bowl

by Tristan Thorndyke

Raw, emotional acoustic originals capturing the pangs of current politics, heartbreak, struggle and poverty in the style of 1930s Dust Bowl era Folk music.
Genre: Country: Country Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Ain't What It Used to Be (feat. Leoncarlo)
3:03 $0.99
2. Empty Handed
1:27 $0.99
3. In the Pokey for Being Broke
3:07 $0.99
4. Convenient Revolution (feat. Leoncarlo)
2:23 $0.99
5. Atheist Gospel (feat. Leoncarlo)
2:17 $0.99
6. Fool Enough (feat. Leoncarlo)
2:36 $0.99
7. I Can't Breathe (feat. Leoncarlo)
2:19 $0.99
8. Railroad Track
3:55 $0.99
9. Barack Me Obama (feat. Leoncarlo)
2:25 $0.99
10. What Will You Do? (feat. Leoncarlo)
2:11 $0.99
11. When You're on My Mind (feat. Leoncarlo)
3:26 $0.99
12. Locking up Children (feat. Leoncarlo)
2:30 $0.99
13. Keyless Keychain (feat. Leoncarlo)
2:28 $0.99
14. 5th Avenue (feat. Leoncarlo)
2:45 $0.99
15. Bedbugs (feat. Leoncarlo)
2:50 $0.99
16. Hell or High Water (feat. Leoncarlo)
3:04 $0.99
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Album Notes
This album is primarily about the struggle of those who have no voice in our current economic structure, and I figured there was no better way to drive that point home than to do it in the style of music from our last Great Depression. Many of the songs here I wrote when I was homeless, and trying to make sense of why the world had seemingly thrown me away to die. The rest I wrote after Trump got elected, and it seemed that we as a country had thrown decency away to die as well. It eventually became apparent that some of the songs were so sad, they just had to have a fiddle, and Leoncarlo provides the perfect amount of of sadness in his fiddle work to really capture the depths of depression that I was in when I wrote this material. I won't lie, if you have a heart at all, you will most likely cry at some point or another while listening to this; however, it's not only the most cathartic project I've ever been involved in, it's honestly been the only thing to keep me sane during this time where our country seems to have collectively abandoned sanity. I felt it was my duty, in a way, to document the actual feelings of people in this situation for future generations, the same way we look back at recordings by people like Lead Belly and Woody Guthrie who sang about beating down fascists during WWII, or the way Johnny Cash spoke out against the Vietnam War with "Man In Black". I feel like there needs to be some kind of time capsule so that when people look back and say, "How could they let this happen?!?" there will be evidence that not ALL of us allowed it to happen, and were actively fighting against this craziness that seems to have infected our country. I wrote this album because I need future generations to know, you CAN resist, you CAN speak out against evil, and don't EVER let them shut you up.
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