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But, yeah words fail... it is so easy to lose hope and to surrender to despair... But, I don't feel like I can or at least that I should because for me to give up seems like a benefit of my privilege.
First up today, we have a single from Kansas City singer-songwriter Ben Schenberg that was released on April 1. I dig it.
The Licata Brothers are an inspirational rock duo from L.A. Their recent single reflects on how materialism distracts us from fighting for justice. A valuable and important message for our times or any times.
Next up, another timely new single from songwriters Bjoern Nilsen and Austin Church. Nilsen has worked with Joe Sun, had songs used in movies and television, and had songs recorded by Linda Gail Lewis, Dallas Moore (yes the time Dallas Moore we featured yesterday) and more. Austin Church's credits include work with Jimmy Buffet, Lyle Lovett and more).
Anna Kline and John Looney are Swift Silver from Kentucky and they play a new breed of Southern soul music. Check this song out.
We close this segment of music with a new single from this Colorado based folk singer-songwriter. A lovely song.
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Tuesday Morning Shuffle
"Hope" by Soo Line Loons (from Soo Line Loons - 2021)
The selft-titled third album by this Minneapolis band is not due until May - so I can't share this song in the video playlist, but we have one of their earlier singles from the album.
"Love's River" by Starry Skies (from Do It With Love - 2020)
Next up, we have a track from the most recent album by Glasgow based Starry Skies. Great song.
"Sweet Tart" by The Mystery Plan (from Zsa Zsa - 2020)
Next up, we have a track from an album released around this time last year from this band from North Carolina. The album was co-produced by the legendary John Fryer.
"She is All That Matters" by The Sails (from BANG! Best of 2006 to 2020 - 2021)
UK band The Sails are preparing a new album, and they have released this career retrospective to get listeners up-to-date on the band. This is a track that was originally released on the self-titled debut from 2006.
"Voter Suppression" by My Politic (from Short-Sighted People In Power - 2020)
And finally, we close with a pointed and direct song from Nashville duo My Politic. The song was released in the heat of the Presidential race, but as recent headlines have confirmed - the issues are still as relevant as ever.
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