DROPKICK MURPHYS have announced another new album drawing on the words of Woody Guthrie.
Okemah Rising follows swiftly on the heels of This Machine Still Kills Fascists, released in September last year, and represents the final instalment from their acoustic recording sessions from Tulsa, Oklahoma, close to the Dustbowl Poet's birthplace in Okemah.
Along with longtime producer Ted Hutt, the album also features guest appearances from folk-punk pioneers Violent Femmes, country singer-songwriter Jaime Wyatt and Bostonian roots-rock rebel and sometime Murphys touring partner, Jesse Ahern.
Says band founder Ken Casey, “Every night, when the audience is singing along with Woody's words, his steadfast defense of the working class, and his fight against social injustice and the abuse of political power comes across loud and clear. So as long as Dropkick Murphys are involved, Woody’s message will always be heard.”
Okemah Rising is available to pre-order on CD and vinyl here and digitally here.
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