Heartbreaking Ballad from Benjamin Verdoes

nbeBen Verdoes has been a prolific force in the Pacific Northwest, be it on his own or with Mt. St Helens Vietnam Band.  Today he released this great ballad, but it’s a song laced with the difficult racial climate facing the current United States. He wrote the track after the Ferguson news broke, writing the song of the indifference many often take to the plight of the African-American citizen. Out of sight, out of mind, right? It’s a tragically alarming situation, but one I witness everyday here in Texas…even in the “liberal” capital of the State. Anyways, it struck a note with me, so I wanted to share it. It’s got this video accompanying it too; check that HERE.

[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/benverdoes.mp3]

 

 

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