Bring The Family 

John Hiatt releases his 8th album on May 29, 1987. It includes “Thing Called Love,” the song he credits with ” … putting two of his three kids through college …”

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Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger believed in “the power of song” to bring social change. Over the years, Pete used his voice and his hammer to strike blows for workers’ rights and civil rights; world peace and environmental conservation, and he always invited us to sing along. For reminding us where we come from and showing us where we need to go, we will always be grateful to Pete Seeger.”

President Barack Obama

American folk singer and activist Pete Seeger ~ b. May 3, 1919

Behind The Song: John Prine, “Hello In There” 

“I delivered to a Baptist old people’s home where we’d have to go room-to-room,” he said, “and some of the patients would kind of pretend that you were a grandchild or nephew that had come to visit, instead of the guy delivering papers. That always stuck in my head.”

Source: Behind The Song: John Prine, “Hello In There” « American Songwriter

American Recordings 

The 81st (that number is just stupid) album from Johnny Cash is released on April 26, 1994.

It’s the beginning of a resurgence for The Man In Black. The album is produced by the legendary Rick Rubin and is recorded in Rubin’s living room, Johnny’s cabin, and in LA’s Viper Room. The result was an Americana masterpiece.

It won a Grammy and is #366 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.