Today’s Music Monday post is about the power of human voices singing together. This song by Kentucky native Justin Taylor was recorded during a performance of the Higher Ground of Harlan County theater group in 2013. The multitude of voices in this intergenerational, interracial choir adds strength to Taylor’s moving song.
Although not specifically a coal mining song, Taylor wrote the song to reflect on the impact of prescription drug and opioid abuse in coalfield communities such as Harlan County, Kentucky.
Justin Taylor: Better You Find My Devil, Lord
Better You Find My Devil, Lord from AfterCoal on Vimeo.