Bruce Lesnick | Firestorm

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by Bruce Lesnick

Original protest songs, with guitar work, harmonies and humor that let it go down easy.
Genre: Folk: Political
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1. Bad Guys
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2. The Dream
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3. Firestorm
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4. Red Shift
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5. Sergeant Joe
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6. Ramblin'
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7. Party Time
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8. See the Sound
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9. Greenhouse Blues
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10. Simple Truth
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11. Pie in the Sky
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Album Notes
Bruce Lesnick has been playing and writing music for over thirty years. Lesnick is known for his irreverent, funny folk music style, and can often be seen performing at peace marches, anti-war protests and rallies for progressive causes throughout the Pacific Northwest. His music is insightful, inspiring and uncompromising, yet laced with original melodies and harmonies that you'll want to hear over and over again.

Thanks for listening. Please also check out Lesnick's "It's All Relative" CD. (See link below left.)

Track notes for "Firestorm":

1. Bad Guys. A blues number that looks at the Iraq war and suggests where to find the real bad guys.

2. The Dream. A vision about how the world could be, contrasted with how it actually is.

3. Firestorm. A look at major upheavals in human history, from the ending of the Greek and Roman slave societies, to the American Revolution, Civil War, and whatever may lie ahead.

4. Red Shift. A lighthearted look at the expanding universe and our place within it.

5. Sergeant Joe. A ballad about soldiers as victims of, and ultimately opponents of, war.

6. Ramblin' Instrumental guitar.

7. Party Time. The case for a new political party.

8. See the Sound. A satirical look at Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.

9. Greenhouse Blues. A not-so-serious look at a serious problem.

10. Simple Truth. A look at the tendency to suppress scientific and political truth that would threaten the status quo.

11. Pie in the Sky. An irreverent look at religion.


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Eric from Geneva, Switzerland

Just so good...
It happens once in a while. I often listen to music online, trying to find something that just makes me think "Wow, that's good". And it happens very rarely. I just listened to the first track of this CD on CDBaby and immediately ordered it. And I sure don't regret it.

Great lyrics, nice guitar playing, and that little je ne sais quoi that just lit it all.

It won't be long until I order more stuff by Mr. Lesnick.

Matt Kenney

Instrumental was pleasant to listen to and lyrics were exceptional.

Cassandra Pollock

Intelligent and Easy to Listen to
A rousing opening track takes you straight into the defiant anti war politics of this satisfying album. All the songs are lyrically thoughtful and considered. Sometimes with a historical sweep to them just to put the current war fixated culture into perspective.
The integrity of the lyrics is combined here with a sweet folk style, gentle harmonies, nice acoustic guitar playing. It has an old fashioned folk feel which I don't mind as I'm a bit nostalgic for the protest era in music.
There's a nod to Woody Guthrie in the closing "Pie in the Sky" but the artist which I find Bruce has more in common with is Don Mclean ( and his less famous social conscience songs with bite).
One song I find particulary ingenious here is 'Red Shift', it cleverly examines the wider spiritual crisis hidden behind the rise in obesity. In fact the bigger picture is never far from view in Bruce Lesnick's songs.
Highly recommended.