Friday, September 5, 2014

NC's band of singing activists call out McCrory on new single

Over a year after forming, the NC Music Love Army isn't letting up. Tuesday the all star group of NC-based musicians led by Charlotte's Jon Lindsay and the triangle's Caitlin Carey released Lindsay's song "Dear Mr. McCrory" as its latest single.

It follows last fall's "We Are Not For Sale" album, which featured additional artists like Carolina Chocolate Drops' Rhiannon Giddens, Snuzz, Lynn Blakey, and Django Haskins. Lindsay's song specifically targets the governor and voter ID laws.

The group, which features American Aquarium on the track with Lindsay and Carey, filmed a video for the song in Raleigh Wednesday. It performs at Hopscotch Music Festival's daytime block party in Raleigh Saturday. Band members perform in a couple different configurations with Carey & friends at noon, Shirlette Ammons, Charly Lowry and others at 1 p.m., Charlotte's Amigo at 2 p.m. and the the Love Army closing out the stage at Davie and Salisbury at 4 p.m.

The lineup of day parties alone is dizzying. Click here for a full schedule.

You can download the track via iTunes, Amazon, and other online outlets.