SONG FOR KORI
RGM RATING (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
A folktale that reflects the dark side of American values.
The Indiana singer and songwriter with a penchant for the unconventional is back with his latest release “A Song For Kori.” The “hillbilly hippie shreddin’ folk-rock” artist Blind Uncle Harry is known for having a laidback bluegrass hippy vibe, and his latest work definitely doesn’t disappoint in terms of being unique.
Described as “a searing indictment of American values, where a man is worth more to his daughter/dead than alive,” this track is a stripped-down direct depiction of the grand values of the USA accompanied by an acoustic guitar. “A Song For Kori” is extremely grim (a dad realizes that he’s better off dead than racking up bills he can’t pay), but where’s the lie? A continuous theme for Blind Uncle Harry is to tell hard truths without sugarcoating, and while “A Song For Kori” might not be a shining light of positivity, it feels incredibly genuine.
Chicago based writer and creative. Fan of 80’s horror, fancy coffee drinks, and late night drives.