New Album ! Capitalist Blues coming January 25th on Jazz Village/[PIAS]

Posted by Leyla McCalla Category: News

Hey Everybody! I’m very excited to present to you, my third album, Capitalist Blues. The album was produced by Jimmy Horn of King James and the Special Men and features a stellar cast of Louisiana musicians including, Shannon Powell, Carl LeBlanc, Louis Michot, Corey Ledet, the Haitian musical collective Lakou Mizik and more! These songs stewed for a long time and now they are finally seeing the light of day! Can’t wait for you to listen. Capitalist Blues is comprised of songs that reflect my experience living in a capitalist society, where we are always expected to do more, be more, and have more. While many of these songs are drawn from my most personal experiences of motherhood, I also find myself questioning the myriad inequities of the world that we live in and how that juxtaposes our ideals in a democratic society. As a musician, I never imagined that the Capitalist Blues would make me so damn happy and perhaps that represents the paradox of it all. Thank you for listening.