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DREW LANDRY

Sharecropper's Whine

2012-01-11

Sharecropper’s Whine is the culmination of 25 musicians (Bandry Land aka The Drew Landry Band) helping a broke songwriter--Drew Landry. He gained notoriety as a crawfisher from Louisiana who testified before the oil spill commission with the song “BP Blues.” He is passionate about the erosion of shore and livelihood and has strong words in his protest songs, especially in track 16 “Last Man Standin’.” #2 Title track “Sharecropper’s Whine” features a country beat with easy syncopation, upright bass, slide guitar, and fiddle… great tune. I liked “Out West” and “90 Proof” for the bluesy overtones and pedal effects. “Make It Rhyme” is a nod to the late Bobby Charles and his “Solution to Pollution” project. #17 “Gone Home” features soft guitar lines and background zydeco. - Pam VandeKerkhoff FCC Alert: tracks 3, 12, 16

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