Hope Machine | March

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March

by Hope Machine

rabble-rousing, folk-rock, native-americana, industrial-rockabilly, foot-stompin'-songs for peace and justice...
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. Shining Star
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2. Bound For Glory
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3. Great Mystery
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4:31 album only
4. Vigilante Man
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4:56 album only
5. Black Hills
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6. Heart Of America
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7. This Land Is Your Land
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8. Peace Rant
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9. We Shall Overcome
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10. You Can Count On Me
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Album Notes
"Ever since the beginning there's always been the guys designated to carry the coal. Remember? See, when the tribe's fire went out, when they moved on, someone had to carry the last hot coal to start up the next fire with at the next campfire. They needed this fire to cook with, sleep near, and even for some good 'ol talks and songs. Now many of these coal holders, over time, became folk singers. Later, some went electric. Some even became rock and rollers. (Hey, different tribes, different instruments.) However the job has never changed." -Nora Guthrie ............... Hope Machine is a group of coal-holders, keepers of the flame, messengers; foot-stompin', guitar-bangin', drum-beatin', song-leadin', harp- blowin', hand- clappin', human hoping machines. They started out singing the songs of Woody Guthrie. These days they sing plenty of Woody, Pete Seeger, traditional, and original songs with messages of hope, love, and spiritual transformation in celebration of the human spirit. They incorporate old-time, modern, native- American, folk, rock, and whatever other influences give strength to the spirit of their coal-holding. They encourage people to sing along, dance, yell, yodel, jump up and down, or to do whatever else their spirit moves them to do. They carry the message of human unity, hope, and spiritual freedom handed down to them by their elders. They sing songs that make you take pride in yourself and in your work...

The musicians on this particular recording are Fred Gillen Jr., Steve Kirkman, Steve Chizmadia, and Red Molly members Abbie Gardner and Laurie MacAllister


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Anthony da COsta

Buy this! (if you like truth and feeling in your music)
It's been my honor to play and share bills with Hope Machine over the past year and a half, and I have to say, this is a great piece of work. Fred and Steve put together a great collection of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger songs, along with their own original tunes, and a great Rich Deans song! There is a lot of energy in these recordings, making it sound like a hootenanny. The fact that Hope Machine has been playing for two years all over in front of live audiences has really given them an aura that is unbelieveable. they have brought these songs to life in their live performances, and now you can take them home with you! I have listened to this recording over and over again and love it very much. I can't name favorites, I like them all! Do yourself a favor and buy this cd. Pass on the tradition!