Chris Pierce “Tulsa Town” – addressing a shameful moment of American history

Chris Pierce has some good news – he’s been picked to be Neil Young’s support act on his first post-Covid tour this July.  He’s quite pleased, saying : “It’s an incredibly sacred honor to be asked to open Neil Young’s upcoming tour.  I’ve been a lifelong fan, and this moment is very personal to me, knowing that Neil dealt with a childhood illness and overcame adversity in such an incredible way, sharing his music all over the world and touching so many hearts. I too, have overcome adversity, going deaf at 15 years old, scratching and clawing my way back for years. I’m looking forward to a soulful and venerable experience.”

The bad news for us is that all the dates are States-side.

Today’s song comes from Chris Pierce’s new album ‘Let All Who Will,‘ to be released September 1st.  The subject is the Tulsa Race riot of 1921, and whilst it dramatically portrays the events of a hundred years ago it also states the uncomfortable truth that things haven’t changed so dramatically in the intervening ten decades.

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