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Esther and the Protesters

by Esther Sparks

Freak folk
Genre: Folk: Political
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1. Ask the Animals
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2. Cocaine and Heroine
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3. Peace
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4. Cry All Over You
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5. Weed or Wine
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6. Irreplaceable
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7. Golden Bullet
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8. Died in America
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9. It's You
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10. Utterly Convinced
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11. On My Side
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12. Fortunate Ones
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13. Smack Into You
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14. Died and Went to Heaven
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15. Esther and the Protesters
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Esther Sparks’ 2004 debut Dirty Little Fingers introduced the work of a promising singer/songwriter. Two years later, her sophomore effort reveals the significant strides made in her craft since then. Recorded at Mike West’s relocated Ninth Ward Pickin’ Parlor (now in Lawrence, Kansas), Sparks boldly pushes into a little biting social commentary. “Cocaine and Heroine,” for example, deals with society’s enslavement of its powerless to keep the machinery running. Whereas many a folk song has pleaded for world peace, Sparks’ “Peace” cleverly satirizes the superpowers’ self-serving rhetoric with such killer lines as “We have come to bring you peace / Won’t you just surrender please.” Heady stuff, and an avenue Sparks should delve into more since she has a knack for delivering powerful messages. Other songs share a reverence for love and family. Domestic themes may seem straightforward, but they’re usually tied to a greater spiritual relationship in which one can’t exist without the other. That alone probably best explains the honest nature of her lyrics where seemingly nothing, even a raw emotion or a revealing self-discovery, is ever held back. A major step forward. "Esther and the Protesters" Offbeat magazine review.
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EldoadoT

Esther Sparks and the Protestors
Love her voice. You can hear the heart and soul.
This is the music this country needs to hear. Folk and protest music doesn't get any better than this.

Clarette

Deep, Rich, Warm
My favorites are PEACE, Fortunate Ones and Died In America - but I love the whole album

Michael

Wonderful!
It just flows really well from song to song, all of which are wonderful in tune and spirit. She can make me cry.

sara

fabulous album!
I heard PEACE on youtube and was hooked. The other songs on the album are all as good.

dan willging, off-beat magazine


Esther Sparks’ 2004 debut Dirty Little Fingers introduced the work of a promising singer/songwriter. Two years later, her sophomore effort reveals the significant strides made in her craft since then. Recorded at Mike West’s relocated Ninth Ward Pickin’ Parlor (now in Lawrence, Kansas), Sparks boldly pushes into a little biting social commentary. “Cocaine and Heroine,” for example, deals with society’s enslavement of its powerless to keep the machinery running. Whereas many a folk song has pleaded for world peace, Sparks’ “Peace” cleverly satirizes the superpowers’ self-serving rhetoric with such killer lines as “We have come to bring you peace / Won’t you just surrender please.” Heady stuff, and an avenue Sparks should delve into more since she has a knack for delivering powerful messages. Other songs share a reverence for love and family. Domestic themes may seem straightforward, but they’re usually tied to a greater spiritual relationship in which one can’t exist without the other. That alone probably best explains the honest nature of her lyrics where seemingly nothing, even a raw emotion or a revealing self-discovery, is ever held back. A major step forward.

Beth


The lyrics, the melodies and the emotions all just blend together perfectly. It seems like Esther has found her groove. This CD is a pleasure to listen to all the way through.