MFD Interview with Michael Franti

Music for Democracy interviews Michael Franti of Spearhead at the 2008 All Good Music Festival.


MFD Interview with Tao Rodriguez Seeger

Musician Tao Rodriguez Seeger is the eldest grandchild of Pete and Toshi (née Toshi-Aline Ohta) Seeger, and the son of Mika Seeger and Puerto Rican filmmaker Emilio Rodriguez. Rodriguez-Seeger sings in English and Spanish, composes, and plays guitar, banjo, and harmonica.


MFD Interview with John Medeski, Oliver Wood & Chris Wood

Music for Democracy talks with John Medeski, Oliver Wood, and Chris Wood about politics, issues, and why they are voting for Barack Obama.


Maria Muldaur's New Vocation

Legendary singer Maria Muldaur, best known for her lush, romantic 1974 huge pop single "Midnight At The Oasis," tells Elmore Magazine how she decided to do an album of topical, socially-relevant songs at this point in her career.


How Musicians Have Responded to Politics: A Brief Historical Overview

Music creates and fosters community by speaking to people's needs, hopes, fears, and intimate lives -- and so does politics. As the host of Down Home Radio, I thought it would be worthwhile to compile a brief survey of how certain musicians who inspire me chose to explore the realm of politics.


MFD Interview with Scott Kleeb

Sara from the band Night Gallery interviews Nebraska Democratic Senate candidate Scott Kleeb about change, music, and experience.


MFD Interview with Los Lobos' Steve Berlin

For more than 25 years, Los Lobos has been one of the most creative, dynamic, and daring bands in the American landscape. Music for Democracy's Steve Silberman spoke with Los Lobos' Steve Berlin on a break from the band's Brotherhood tour with Los Lonely Boys.


MFD Interview with Howard Dean

Music for Democracy Interviews Howard Dean.


MFD Interview with Bonnie "Prince" Billy

Will Oldham, a.k.a. Bonnie "Prince" Billy, has carved out a luminous niche in American popular song by melding elements of folk, country, punk, and rock and roll into a roughhewn testament that could be at home in any era.


MFD Interview with Bruce Hornsby

Since 1987 when his song "The Way It Is" became a hit and he won a Grammy as Best New Artist, Bruce Hornsby's career has encompassed a range of music as wide as America itself.

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