Joe says: "I worked closely with Moises in order to accurately convey his story, that of a DACA dreamer born in Mexico and raised in North Carolina, a state that makes life very difficult for undocumented people."
Today we release a powerful collection of labor songs from the early 20th century, reimagined by folk duo Mat Callahan & Yvonne Moore. We hope you give it a listen here.
Working-Class Heroes: A History of Struggle in Song, a co-release with PM Press, focuses on songs written by ordinary, anonymous, working class individuals (and often, women) rather than folk icons—though one or two of those appear here as well.
In our current political environment and in the face of injustice and human rights violations brought upon the peoples by the powers-that-be, these songs feel even more essential...
We're thrilled to announce the newest artist to join the Free Dirt family: Che Apalache! The four-man "Latingrass" string band based in Buenos Aires has a potent social message and a cross-cultural sound like no other. Their new album 'Rearrange My Heart' was produced by legendary banjoist Bela Fleck, and comes out this August on Free Dirt! We here at Free Dirt are deeply moved by the work Che Apalache is doing and look forward to sharing this new music with you. PRE-ORDER HERE.
Extra! Extra! Rolling Stone Country is premiering Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves' powerful video for "Beaufort County Jail," written by Alice Gerrard. Pre-order the duo's debut record (out this Friday, March 22) HERE.