Long live the protest song!

Update: I just heard this song played on XRT. Good stuff. Glad it’s getting airplay somewhere. If you haven’t heard it yet, I urge you to listen to it now, below.

Despite a desperate need for them, there has been a sadly noticeable lack of popular protest songs over the past five or six years. It seems to me as if the large corporations who run the music industry are too afraid to produce music which might lead to a backlash amongst a small, but vocal opposition. But the protest song isn’t dead yet. James McMurtry has recently released a powerful new song depicting the lives of soldiers, single mothers and the working poor all at once. The song is called “We Can’t Make It Here” and you can download it from his website, or through the links below. I recommend giving it a listen…


One Response to “Long live the protest song!”

  1. gregh Says:

    I hope James McMurty protests copyright laws…