Some music videos on this site, you can hit play and leave them on in the background as you go about your business. I don't think this is one. It's arresting—Lonnie Holley's voice is arresting, and so is the footage of his found-material sculptures, shot by George King for an upcoming documentary. The lyrics to Holley's music are improvised on the spot—Art, to me, the A is for all, the R is for render, and the T is the truth, and the I is for internal and the S is for self looking for all, he sings over dabbling chimes. Though he's been making music in Alabama, for over 30 years, nothing has been released until this month, on November 6th, via the awe-inspiring curators of American folk music, Dust to Digital.
November 02, 2012