Old Crow Medicine Show “Pray For America” – Listen

The call came in from NPR for Old Crow Medicine Show to contribute a new song that dealt with our times – and specifically here the ravages of Covid-19 in the USA.  If there is one league you don’t want to top it’s the most infected and the most deaths due to Covid, and that’s where the USA is right now according to WHO reporting.  So it’s not surprising that ‘Pray for America‘ is a heartfelt plea for succour.

Written by Ketch Secor, he comments that the song has universality beyond the pandemic itself: “When you write music you’re trying to make universal statements – songs are for all to enjoy, and if you’re doing your job, they should be able to translate from a global pandemic to a cry for justice.

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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