Singer song-writer David Rovics has announced the release of his new album Strangers & Friends.
"The Ongoing History of Protest Music" reviews the album enthusiastically:
"Musically the album is a departure from his previous album Songs For Today, which was one of the best protest albums of 2019. That album was a solo acoustic album recorded in one day. Three of the tracks from that album appear here as reworked versions (“When the Nazis Came to Rotherham,” ” My Great Grandparents” and “A Penny A Play”) being enriched by additional instrumentation and vocal harmonies. A couple of the other songs from previous albums also benefit from a retooling.
Rovics’ observational lyrics are as insightful as ever, but this may be his richest album both musically and in terms of production. Irish producer and multi-instrumentalist Pol Mac Adaim not only add depths to the tunes with his production and mixing skills, but he also contributes various musical elements such as whistles, pipes, and harmonica.
Most of the songs also feature vocals from Lorna McKinnon. The harmonization between Rovics and McKinnon adds additional poignancy to the lyrics."
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