Episode 4. Review – John Prine – John Prine

On this episode of lo-fidelity, we will be reviewing John Prine’s self-titled debut album, which critic Robert Christgau marked as “an authentic, rather catchy extension of Nashville and Appalachia.” Artists like Bonnie Raitt and Johnny Cash would cover his songs while others like Roger Waters and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon would count him as a primary influence in their lyrics. Take a listen to our review of one of America’s most endearing songwriters.

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Episode 3. Discussion – Artists and Politics

On this episode of lo-fidelity, we will be discussing the role artists play in political discourse. We will be listening to examples of artists who have written or performed protest songs, or politically-charged music, discuss the work of artists who participate in activism, and spend a little time mentioning those who have careers as politicians. Let us know if you can think of any examples where a song was a primary motivator for change in policy!

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