The May Day Orchestra CD/Vinyl 2010 The second 'folk opera' by The May Day Orchestra tells the story of Ota Benga, a pygmy man who was taken from Congo and put on display at the 1904 World's Fair in Saint Louis. A simultaneous narrative about Roger Casement weaves into the songs as does a lead pedal steel and . . .
Little Big Bangs CD/Vinyl 2013 A Boulder on the Tracks house band and one of St. Louis' loudest punk sounds' debut album full of angry lyrics and hard-hitting to-the-point songs. Equal parts rock, melody and noise. Tracks: 1. Armada 2:23 2. Drag 3:33 3. Heart Attack 1:58 4. Forgotten 1:59 . . .
Breakaway CD 2016 Breakaway's newest album full of haunting falsettos, experimental melodies and beats, and lyrics that resonate inside of you. Breakaway is darkwave/ dance/ punk/ neofolk/ witch house out of the north. Tracks: 1. LRAD 3:18 2. Visceral 2:58 3. Back Up 4:12 4. Cover Under 3:09 5. . . .
Or, Songs for Lucy Parsons The May Day Orchestra Vinyl 2009 "The 'Folk Opera' concerning the labor question" according to its liner notes, this is the debut release from The May Day Orchestra, a group started by Tim Rakel in 2008 to write historically-rooted albums with various musical accompaniment. Words for the songs were borrowed in part from . . .
Little Big Bangs Vinyl 2015 A Boulder on the Tracks house band and one of St. Louis' loudest punk sounds' second album full of angry lyrics and hard-hitting to-the-point songs. Equal parts rock, melody and noise. Tracks: 1. Bang 2:45 2. Rotten Blood 3:07 3. Microscopic 2:16 4. Car Crash . . .
Black Hoboes and Their Songs [Including a CD of 25 original recordings!] Gene Tomko & Paul Garon 2006 296p 5 x 8 In this exciting new book, Paul Garon tells the story of African American migratory workers and the songs they sang: at work, in boxcars and hobo jungles, in jail, in country roadhouses and urban nightspots. Focused on the . . .