No Place Fer Me
Updated: Nov 5, 2020
I want to thank Slackeye Slim (Joe Frankland) for allowing me to use this song for an upcoming poetry reading. This song will introduce the evening - and I can think of no better way to kick things off!
I've listened to Slackeye Slim for over a decade and was excited to virtually attend the Solidarity Fest he organized last May. Solidarity Fest was a benefit for COVID-19 relief for the Native American communities in the western part of the country. Slackeye offered an incredible lineup of very talented musicians to play at this benefit - to include a performance of his own.
I've been a fan of this genre of music for several years now - and it goes by several different names - Hellbilly, Death Country, Alternative County - and many others. You can choose your favorite. The lyrics and themes of several songs have greatly influenced my word choices in my poetry - the detail put into writing these songs are an inspiration to me.
Hope you get a chance to take a listen. It's worth it. :-)