The sounds of the anti-fracking movement are quite abundant. In the last 4.5 years an incredible variety of music has been written, appropriated and re-mixed that follows the lineage of protest music that has shaped and expressed numerous political and social movements. What are the sounds of living on the shale and fracking? I’ve been exploring the soundtrack of the movement and have begun curating a playlist of these songs.
Ed Wesely of the Butterfly Barn in Milanville, PA joins Sabrina at the kitchen table of Trailer Talk and breaks into a spontaneous acappella song about the “invasion happening in his neighborhood” in the Delaware River Basin as landsmen and exploratory natural gas drilling wells try to get a foothold. The PICNIC is an event […]
Singer songwriter Melinda DiMaio joins Sabrina at the kitchen table of the little BeeLine trailer at the PICNIC in Park Slope Brooklyn. Melinda wrote the song for the Trailer Talk event and talked about first learning about gas drilling and fracking in New York in Rosendale a town near her home in New Paltz, NY. […]