James McMurtry Joined by Joan Baez & Steve Earle on 'We Can't Make It Here'

In response to the monumental Occupy Movement, “America’s Fiercest Songwriter” James McMurtry has joined forces with Steve Earle and Joan Baez to record a new version of McMurtry’s poignant “We Can’t Make It Here.”  Originally released in 2005 (Childish Things), "We Can’t Make It Here" won the Americana Music Association’s award for “Song of the Year” in 2006.  Critically acclaimed, it’s been cited among The Nation’s "Best Protest Songs Ever”; one of the “25 Best Songs of the 2000s” in Rolling Stone magazine; and declared “a triumph — the anthem of the 99%,” by Bob Lefsetz.
 
Produced by renowned Louisiana musician and producer C.C. Adcock (Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Li'l Band O' Gold, Doyle Bramhall), the new version of the song is featured as part of the forthcoming release Occupy This Album: a compilation of music by, for and inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement and the 99%. Released by Music for Occupy through Razor & Tie distribution, the four-disc physical and 99-track digital compilation is available now at this link.
 
Proceeds received will go directly to the Occupy Wall Street movement, which began in the financial district of New York on Sept. 17, 2011. The movement can now be found in 951 cities in 83 countries on five continents. More information is available at www.musicforoccupy.org 
 
James McMurtry on Tour
Sat., June 16, 10 p.m.  SANTA BARBARA, CA  Live Oak Camp
Sun., June 17, 7:30 p.m. WINTERS, CA  The Palms; with Jonny Burke
Mon., June 18, TBD  PETALUMA, CA  Lagunitas Brewing Company; with Jonny Burke
Wed., June 20, 8:15 p.m.  BOISE, ID  Neurolux; with Jonny Burke
Thurs., June 21, 1 p.m.  SALT LAKE CITY, UT  Utah Arts Festival
Fri., June 22, 9 p.m.  BOZEMAN, MT  Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture; with Jonny Burke
Sat., June 23, 8 p.m.  MILES CITY, MT  Eagles Club
Sun., June 24, noon  GILLETTE, WY  Donkey Creek Festival at Gillette College
Tues., June 26, 9 p.m.  DENVER, CO  Bluebird Theater; with Lincoln Durham
Wed., June 27, 9 p.m.  FORT COLLINS, CO  Aggie Theater; with Lincoln Durham
Fri., June 29, 9 p.m.  DENTON, TX  Dan’s Silverleaf; with Lincoln Durham
Sat., June 30, 9 p.m.  AUSTIN, TX  Threadgill’s; with Lincoln Durham
Thurs. July 5, 7:15 p.m.  PLANO, TX  Courtyard Theater
Sat., July 21, 8 p.m.  NEW BRAUNELS, TX  Gruene Hall
Sun., July 22, 3:30 p.m.  AUSTIN, TX  Uncle Billy’s Rooftop
Fri., Aug. 3, 8:30 p.m.  PHILADELPHIA, PA  Tin Angel
 
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