Eric Bolander “Cold Men” – Listen

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More than a chilling tale, some sort of gothic-folk creation, the new song by Eric Bolander is a song that protests the treatment of the miners of the Blackjewel Mine in Harlan County, Kentucky.  The mine closed down – suddenly – the pay cheques bounced and the redundancy pay never appeared.  As Bolander explains: “What the Blackjewel Mining Company did to these workers and their families was heartbreaking. I’m not very politically outspoken in terms of my musical platform, but I will always use my voice, lyrics, and craft to speak out on issues that affect folks that don’t have a voice and often get silenced by the rich and powerful.


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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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