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Erin McKeown on World Cafe | February 20, 2013

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Erin McKeown's new album, Manifestra, is a self-released, fan-funded vehicle for some of her personal and political folk-rock songs. She collaborated with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow for "Baghdad to the Bayou" — Maddow wrote the words, which McKeown then fashioned into a song — while "In God We Trust," "The Politician" and "The Jailer" find the singer speaking out about the death penalty, foreign policy and income inequality.

Here, McKeown discusses the making of Manifestra and plays a few songs from the album. (Link)

Tracklisting

 

(( )) for interlude music

 

Patti Smith “People Have the Power” Respect

Laura Mvula “She” Sing to the moon

Talking Heads “This Must Be The Place” Speaking in Tongues

David Bowie “Where Are We Now” The Next Day

((Erin McKeown “Histories” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

Erin McKeown “The Politician” Recorded Live for the World Cafe

Erin McKeown “The Jailer” Recorded Live for the World Cafe

Erin McKeown “Baghdad to the Bayou” Recorded Live for the World Cafe

Erin McKeown “Manifestra” Recorded Live for the World Cafe

((Erin McKeown “The Jailer” Manifestra))

Raphael Saadiq “100 Yard Dash” The Way I See It

Joss Stone “Fell in Love with a Boy” The Soul Sessions

Free Energy “Hangin’” Love Sign

Jeff Beck “Freeway Jam” Blow by Blow

Grizzly Bear “Yet Again” Shields

Phoenix “1901” Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

James Blake “Retrograde” Overgrown

Stereo MC’s “Connected” Connected

((Mars Ill “Sound Off” Pro Pain))

The Lone Bellow “You Never Need nobody” The Lone Bellow

 Elliot Smith “Waltz #2” XO

The Shins “New Slang” Oh, inverted World

((The Black Keys “Psychotic Girl” Attack & Release))

Langhorne Slim & The Law “The Way We Move” The Way We Move

Nick Lowe “All Men Are Liars” Party of One

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside “They Told Me” Untamed beast

Pickwick “Hacienda Motel” Can’t Talk Medicine

Tom Waits “Walking Spanish” Rain Dogs

Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale “I Lost My Job of Loving You” Buddy & Jim