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February 3rd, 1788 became known as the date of the "last battle" of Shays' Rebellion.  It marked the end of the three-year period during with tenant farmers in western Massachusetts took over half the state and prevented the allegedly "revolutionary" courts from functioning -- thereby preventing any evictions of actual revolutionaries.

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As 2019 comes to a close, one more track from Strangers & Friends, which drops on streaming platforms on January 19th.

This is the first track on the album, and features some brilliant whistle work from Pol Mac Adaim.  The song is an effort on my part to process the fact I learned from NPR, that almost a thousand people had died from being homeless on the streets of Los Angeles alone in the year 2018.  

As this year ends, it's clearly on track to break last year's record.  All indications are that 2020 will be worse.  Happy New Year, America.

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