Nightsong is John Reed, Jo Beth Young, and Ali Karim. Their new record is 16 songs inspired by the past to inform the present for a more deliberate and better future for humanity. The album release is December 21, Winter Solstice, 2020.
“The songs of The Peasants’ Revolt show that the lot of peasants varied across the country. The songs give an insight into the fabric of medieval society. Medieval life is often portrayed through its pageantry and costume, its battles and political machinations, its intrigue and its danger. Yet most people (between 80% or 90%) lived off the land. Winters were long and hard, cold and hungry. In the summer months, they would wake at first light and work until the light faded. Peasants were mainly tied to the service of a local lord: the church, a baron, and through them to the king.” – John Reed
John, Jo and Ali join Baruch for a conversation about the inspiration and making of this music and we’ll be listening to selections from the album.
Music by: Nightsong