World acousticana band Craicdown has released a new music video inspired by the Moral Monday Protests which have sprung up throughout North Carolina. Moral Mondays were created to protest various extreme laws that have been passed by the Republican-ruled North Carolina General Assembly this year, including a divisive voter identification law. Protesters include the NAACP, health care workers, teachers, religious leaders, progressive groups and even moderate Republicans.
The song Man to Man was written by Craicdown’s Rob Sharer, while accordionist David DiGiuseppe produced the video. “We hope you enjoy the flick as we bring a bit of humor to the current tragedy of North Carolina’s politics,” says DiGiuseppe.
Craicdown describes its music as World Acousticana: acoustic roots music with a high-energy, rock inspired flair. Craicdown incorporates musical influences from many parts of the world and various genres with rare instrumentation.
The band’s repertoire includes both songs and instrumental pieces ranging in genre from Americana and reggae vocals, to Celtic jigs and reels and the music of Brazil and Argentina.
Craicdown includes Rob Sharer on guitar, flute, fiddle and vocals; David DiGiuseppe on accordion and Irish cittern; and Jim Roberts on drums and percussion. Craicdown recently released its debut CD titled Roads.
Buy the album Roads
More about the band: www.craicdown.com
Author: World Music Central News Department
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