And the lawmen, they frown upon
the hungry they look down upon
making deals to legislate
lobby in back rooms
bound by blood this yoke we wear
the debt of war forced to bear
labor sets the blood a boil
with cowed indifference we must toil
The salesmen now are governors
point fingers at young mothers
tear babies from their arms
slowly raise the blade
wash their hands of any harm
Doors open at 7 pm. I’ll be opening 8-8:30. This will be a good one folks.
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First they came for Muslims and I did not speak out because I was not a Muslim. Then they came for the undocumented immigrants and I did not speak out because I was not an undocumented immigrant. Then they came for the LGBTQ community and I did not speak out because I wasn’t part of it. Then they came for the climate scientists and I did not speak out because I was not a climate scientist. Then they came for the press and media and I did not speak out because I was not part of the press or media. Then they came for the government employees and I did not speak out because I was not a government employee. Then they came for women’s rights and I did not speak out because I was not a woman. Then they came for me and there was no one left to stand up for me.
Paraphrased from Martin Niemöller’s poem.
The destructive coal mining process known as mountaintop removal is leaving behind a grossly disfigured landscape.
Source: How the Coal Industry Flattened the Mountains of Appalachia – The New York Times
I decided to publicly share the map I have been working on. I hope that this helps AAA artists with their booking, publicity, and tour planning.
I will be playing at http://www.blackbearburritos.com/downtown.html tonight from 6:30 – 9ish. Come grab some grub, brews and tunes!
T. Mitchell Bell | Barking Spider Tavern | Folk & Acoustic | Cleveland Scene.
In the meantime check out my latest album “Witness” here. Click the Apple Music link below.
My first album “The Ballad of Philo Paul” here. Click the Apple Music link below.
This month I will be playing at The Barking Spider Tavern in Cleveland on August 30th at 3 pm.
I am opening for Peter Mulvey on May 15th at Club Cafe off Carson Street in Pittsburgh, South Side.
Get Tickets: You can buy them from me or purchase online here.
Give and Take – T. Mitchell Bell and The Wandering Coalition @The Bell Fam Jam The Rex Theater 7-25-14
Video by TSG Studios – http://www.tsgstudios.com/
This song Simple was inspired by a bumper sticker I saw while sitting in Northern Virginia Fairfax County traffic one day. I wrote it years ago but it seems even more relevant now with all the electronic devices that we are plugged into.
I worked in the high tech industry until 2008 when I unplugged and was laid off during the recession. So I went to Nashville to make my debut recording and haven’t looked back. This song was recorded at my actual desk built into the wall in our den. Thanks to NPR for playing the best music. Where would radio be today without you?
Now you can listen to a few songs from my new CD “Witness” and the previous one “The Ballad of Philo Paul”. Also check out the live performance at The Rex Theater in July. Everybody have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and New Year!!
Peace and blessings,
Last Friday The Wandering Coalition band and I performed live on the DVE Morning Show Coffeehouse! Here is the audio recorded live by the sound engineer Thanks Jeff!!
Enjoy and stay tuned for photos, audio and video from The Bell Fam Jam that night at The Rex Theater.
I will be performing at the Fossil-Free Energy Fair on July 26th. This is a really cool event sponsored by Marcellus Outreach Butler and Slippery Rock University Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator. Free, Free, Free, from fossil fuels!