6. “Broken Heartland” – The Coal Men (from the album Escaltor) – Hey, ever heard this one? “Nobody is writing songs about issues anymore”. Sorry, wrong answer. There are lots of songwriters pointing fingers and naming names, you just gotta listen…..and hear is a great chance. The Coal Men target their home in “Broken Heartland”. Plants shutting down, followed by the bars and local watering holes. Towns are crumbling across the U.S. and The Coal Men tell a story that should get your blood flowing for change. Just in case you are only here for the music, the guitar that burns a trail through “Broken Heartland” has only one cause, to incite and fan the flames to take a stand.
The Coal Men fourth album, Escalators will be presented by Todd Snider’s Aimless Records and released on August 27, 2013