"None of Us Are Free," Solomon Burke with the Blind Boys of Alabama

Tomorrow is Juneteenth, the day of remembrance that marks the day the last enslaved people in former Confederate states finally gained their freedom after the Civil War (slavery was actually still legal in several border and northern states until the enactment of the 13th Amendment the following year). Solomon Burke's version of this tune, first recorded by Ray Charles, is a mournful reminder of the fact that the struggle for freedom and justice didn't end on that day, and that we all still have much work to do.


Bandcamp's Juneteenth Fundraiser

On Friday, June 18th, Bandcamp will be donating its share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Purchasing music or merch through Bandcamp today is one way to not only support a good cause, but also some great artists. Some of the artists that I've purchased from recently on Bandcamp that you might enjoy include:
Rough Mix is a newsletter about all things audio curated by Aaron Rester and brought to you by Beartrap Spring Records. Every other week, I highlight great music, articles, podcasts and more that I think are worth sharing and spending some time with. Have a suggestion for something to share? Email, or connect with Beartrap Spring on YoutubeFacebook or Twitter. Music highlighted in these emails is available on our Spotify playlist.
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Mary Jane's Last Dance by Aaron Rester
by Aaron Rester (2021)

Tom Petty's 1993 classic, reimagined for the 21st century.  Available on Youtube, Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp, Amazon, and on just about every streaming service around.

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