MP3 The Swing States Road Show - Swing States
Acoustic swing, folk, bluegrass and eclectic socio-political ramblings. Show Dubya the Door in 2004.
14 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Political, FOLK: Modern Folk
OK - The election''s history. Dubya is once again foisted upon us in a questionable election process. Anyone see any conflict of interest in Ken Blackwell (OH Campaign to Re-Elect Bush) being the man to oversee elections in OH??
And now the Downing Street memos suggest (for those who weren''t paying attention) that the run-up to the invasion of Iraq was all about the manipulation of spotty intelligence; the intelligence wasn''t bad, but it was sadly abused by the Bush administation. Go to https://www.tradebit.com if you want to ACT!
The Road Show is alive and kicking, working for ''06 races (RESTORE CHECKS AND BALANCES TO THE US GOVERNMENT: CLEAN HOUSE IN ''06!) and progressive causes.
Here''s some hype about the band:
"The Swing States Road Show kicked off the second half of the evening with a batch of songs that were musically sophisticated and savagely funny. Backed up by local guitar wizard Rolly Brown and bassist Willy Gilmore, bandleader Lea Jones had the audience grooving to the swing rhythms on "Blues for Crawford," laughing hysterically to "Psycho Cowboy," and shouting out at the appropriate place in the chorus of "Four More Years?" For sheer musicality and trenchant song-writing, this act was the hit of the evening."
(Janice McKenzie, stage manager, October 1 show in Newtown PA, a benefit for PA Victory ''04)
"You were the musical highlight of DemocracyFest, in my opinion."
(National Coordinator, Rapid Response Network, on ROAD SHOW''s closing for HOWARD DEAN)
And the CD, ''Swing States'':
The lead tune -- FOUR MORE YEARS? -- made TOP 10 at the Mountain Stage New Song Festival in late August and was featured on NPR''s All Songs Considered.
"WE LOVE YOUR MUSIC!" True Majority
"Man, it is spectacular. Really, this is a funny bit of music.... Truly artistic, hilarious work.... Your turns of phrase are so sharp, your ridicule so biting... I''ll be recommending it for the next four years. Thanks so so much for the gift. I''d love to know when you''re playing around town, too. Happy Holidays, and thanks so much..". Jonathon Fuqua (award-winning Baltimore author)
"...what a terrific CD! It''s like a great blend of some my favorite music, Grisman, Cody, Dan Hicks, Talking Heads, etc. I love it." Tom Kiefaber, Owner - Senator Theater, Baltimore
"All politics aside, this is a fabulous, diverse, and eclectic album featuring top-notch song-writing and superlative musicianship. As for the politics, preach on! Listening to this album will be an inspiring and uplifting experience for anyone who''s unhappy with the direction our nation has taken over the last few years. And it''s great to know that the proceeds from the sale of this record will go to support great progressive organizations like https://www.tradebit.com. I hope they sell a gazillion copies!" Seth Kibel, another https://www.tradebit.com customer
"Just got Swing States. So very funny good... Send me extras.. I expect a healthy rotation..." KMUD - Music Director
"A mix of great tunes by the seasoned musicians who make up the Swing State Road Show. However, the best part are the funny, interesting lyrics. This CD is the perfect gift for all my politico family members (and for myself)." Amy Weintraub, https://www.tradebit.com customer