Welcome to 2017! Songs about elections

On the Videos page, I’ve made a section of election-year compositions.

First, “Ax to Grind“, written after the election of 1980.  Some folks are finding it cathartic here in 2017.

Next: “The Tunnel at the End of the Light“, written before the election of Barack Obama in 2008, and subtitled “White Men Vote Republican”.  I turned out to be as surprised by that election as by 2016’s, so clearly I’m no pundit.

And finally, “Blame The Victim“, written in the summer of 2016.”

Also newly posted is a folkie fingerpicking mashup of “Solid Gone” and “Baltimore To Washington“, also sometimes known as “McKinley’s White House Blues“. This could be a part of a section called “US Presidents Who’ve Been Shot,”  but that would be a separate piece.