Brent Cobb “Shut Up and Sing” – Listen

Brent Cobb has a problem when someone tells him that “I can’t talk the way I do / Singers shouldn’t share their current affairs or worldly views“.  And when the suggestion is taken further, that he’s been paid to entertain so he should “shut up and sing”  it set him to thinking about what sort of thing he should sing.

Should it be a song that says the time is now – like ‘Turn, Turn, Turn‘; or should it be a song that questions the times like ‘What’s Going On?‘?  Maybe, just maybe, it should be a song that speaks about a blind unquestioning patriotism like ‘Born in the USA‘.  And so ‘Shut up and Sing‘ was born.

Shut up and Sing‘ is taken from Cobb’s upcoming album ‘Keep ’em on They Toes‘, which is out October 2nd.

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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