In Review :: YES! Picks - Music

Musical inspiration while putting out this issue

So Much More CD cover
Give Us Our Poor CD cover
Peace and War CD cover

So Much More

Fresh energy for indie-folk from Brett Dennen. Humor and sincere wonderment keep him far from more cynical singer-songwriters who can get preachy under the weight of social responsibility.

Ain't No Reason, by Brett Dennen.

Give Us Your Poor

Appleseed Records offers an eclectic collaboration of homeless musicians and celebrity musicians. Bruce Springsteen, Natalie Merchant, Bonnie Raitt, Keb’ Mo’, Jewel, Pete Seeger, Madeleine Peyroux, Buffalo Tom, Sweet Honey in the Rock, and spoken word contributions by actors Tim Robbins and Danny Glover.

Show Me The Way , by Jon Bon Jovi and Mighty Sam McClain.
My Name Is Not 'Those People', music with spoken word by Danny Glover.
Hobo's Lullaby, by Bruce Springsteen and Pete Seeger.
Read more about the campaign to end homelessness Give Us Your Poor

War and Peace

Butch Hancock’s first solo work in nine years is, no surprise, a political stamping of his feet. “That Great Election Day” is a favorite of Amy Goodman.

Damage Done, by Butch Hancock.