Caitlin Cary and Jon Lindsay formed the NC Music Love Army after a long phone conversation inspired by a song quickly written and posted on YouTube by their mutual friend, Django Haskins of The Old Ceremony. What had started in their state of North Carolina as weekly summertime protests against restrictive state legislation regarding voting rights, gay marriage rights, and women’s health rights, dubbed “Moral Mondays,” made strange bedfellows of disparate causes within a state known for its more progressive outlook than much of the South. The groups saw their political landscape changing, and took to the streets with their only weapon — songs. Protest music certainly is not new in America, the South, or even North Carolina, but it’s been over forty years since so many groups came out publicly to share their discontent. What was borne of passion for these musicians, has become the NC Music Love Army — a movement, an album, and a live show (on Saturday, 30 November 2013 at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC — TIX HERE).
NC Music Love Army album pre-order is on iTunes We Are Not for Sale: Songs of Protest from the NC Music Love Army – Various Artists. Album available 26 November 2013. Release party extravaganza at Cat’s Cradle on 30 November 2013. Definitely get the full version with the liner notes, which include all the lyrics and gorgeous cover art.
- Caitlin Cary: Caitlin Cary on iTunes or Caitlin Cary on Amazon
- Jon Lindsay: Jon Lindsay on iTunes or Jon Lindsay on Amazon.
- Django Haskins of Old Ceremony: Django Haskins on iTunes and The Old Ceremony on iTunes or Django Haskins on Amazon and Old Ceremony on Amazon
- Laurelyn Dossett: Laurelyn Dossett on iTunes or Laurelyn Dossett on Amazon
- MC Taylor/Hiss Golden Messenger: Hiss Golden Messenger on iTunes or Hiss Golden Messenger on Amazon
- Billy Sugarfix: Billy Sugarfix on iTunes or Billy Sugarfix on Amazon
- Dasan Ahanu: Dasan Ahanu on iTunes or Dasan Ahanu on Amazon
- Shirlette Ammons: Shirlette and the Dynamite Brothers on iTunes or Shirlette Ammons on Amazon
- Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops): Rhiannon Giddens on iTunes and Carolina Chocolate Drops on iTunes or Rhiannon Giddens on Amazon and Carolina Chocolate Drops on Amazon
- Lynn Blakey: Lynn Blakey on iTunes or Lynn Blakey on Amazon
- Britt Harper Uzzell AKA Snuzz (Big Kids, International Orange, Bus Stop): SNUZZ on iTunes or Snuzz on Amazon
Enjoy this download from the album:
Essential to the We Are Not For Sale: Songs Of Protest album are fellow NC Music Love Army members:
Mary Johnson Rockers
BJ Barham/American Aquarium
and others still joining their cause.
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