Jonas Friddle “Drinking In A Dry Town” – Listen

Small Town America is captured in sharp relief on Jonas Friddle’s new single.  Beneath the warm toned music and Friddle’s restrained vocal, both captured live and straight to tape, there’s a darker side: “the high school councillor graduated Pennsylvania State / Kept you after class to ask if you’re ok? / But I seen them standing in a parking lot / Calling you a faggot and it ain’t gonna stop“.  Acceptance and the right to live your own life?  No, not going to happen, not around here.  It’s enough to drive one to drink – which is kind of what the song is about.

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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