Charles Ellsworth has seen through the tattered veil that clothes the American dream, and it has led to a plea for a renewal based on something more tangible and anchored in actual equality. As he sings on ‘Blessed’: “could someone else bless the US of A? / ‘Cos the god I was taught is a scapegoat for hate.” Then goes on to ask another favour: “could someone come save this stolen land that I love? From men who just see dollar signs under dust.”
‘Blessed‘ is taken from the new album ‘Honeysuckle Summer‘ which Ellsworth managed to record with a full band just as Covid hit – it’ll be released on March the 5th 2021.
Photo: J. Allan Kelley