The Creekdippers – Political Manifest

Mark Olson and Victoria Williams join the Bush hunt

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“I couldn’t sleep any more and I’m a writer. So I wrote,” explains Olson, who plans to tour this album up until the US presidential election. His disgust at the state of the nation?as befits all things Creekdipper?is elegantly realised, simmering over a bedrock of soft piano, woody guitars and some slow, funky blues. When it starts a-boiling (as on the indignant “George Bush Industriale”?which sifts through the human wreckage of the Bush family’s dealings in the petrochemical business?and “Portrait Of A Sick America”), it’s rendered all the more powerful.

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