Originally published at Ongoing History of Protest Music On October 31, 2022, trailblazing singer-songwriter and activist Patrick Haggerty died at the age of 78. A few weeks earlier he suffered a stroke. He fronted Lavender Country which is widely believed to be the first openly gay country band. In 1973,
“Man with No Name,” which appears on the album, is a painful reminder that often the identity and experiences of the oppressed are erased.
Singer-songwriter Rain Perry recently released “A White Album,” a concept piece that addresses white privilege. She is also working on producing a stage version of the album.
Obomsawin uses her music to convey the indigenous
experience and preserve cultural heritage. Her solo debut, “Sweet Tooth,” a compositional suite due for release on October 28, uses field recordings of relatives at Odanak First Nation in order to tell the story of the Wabanaki people.
Joe and Jale Ferland. They recently released their debut album, “Pink Lem.”
After completion of a United States tour with his father, Mádé released his latest single “No More Wars,” featuring powerhouse vocals and expert backing from his newly formed band The Movement.
The veteran New York-based singer-songwriter and folk artist Steven Keene has established a
reputation for composing timely social critiques.
released her full-length solo debut “Barbarism.” Greer wrote, produced, and recorded the entire
MILCK’s latest protest anthem was the result of attending a pro-choice rally on the steps
of the Supreme Court in DC, just prior to the court overturning Roe v. Wade. The tune features
samples of protesters shouting, “We won’t go back!”
The influential indie rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs released their first tune in close to a decade, “Spitting Off the Edge of the World.” It’s on their upcoming album, “Cool It Down,” out September 30.