Between The Rivers

Between The Rivers

Digital ***2020 JPF Award winner for Best Album in Traditional Folk ***


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  1. Between the Rivers.mp3
  2. Color Chromosome.mp3
  3. Corporations Are Human.mp3
  4. Dam Owner.mp3
  5. Disarm That Nipple.mp3
  6. First Thing I learned About A Gun.mp3
  7. Follow The Money.mp3
  8. Forty Years of Love Songs.mp3
  9. Homeless and Homeschoolees.mp3
  10. I Wonder Who's Kissinger Now.mp3
  11. Mama's Hands.mp3
  12. Poultry Litter.mp3
  13. Sweet Miracles.mp3
  14. These Colors Don't Run The World.mp3
  15. zBetween the Rivers album info for digital download.pdf

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Tom Neilson tells people’s stories. He honors people by giving them a voice they otherwise may not have. This is the case with Between The Rivers.

The original settlers arrived between the rivers (Cumberland & Tennessee) --the far western frontier at the time--in the 1780's, when it was still Kentucky County, Virginia.  The Tennessee River was the boundary of the new nation. Between 1935 and 1938 "some 110 families" were removed from Between the Rivers by the Federal Resettlement Administration.  The taken land (58,000 acres) almost immediately became the "Kentucky Woodlands National Wildlife Refuge" by Executive Order of Franklin Roosevelt. 

Between 1936 and 1944 "some 2,400 families" were moved for TVA's Kentucky Lake project.  Between 1958 and 1963 "some 1,400 families" were moved for the Army Corps of Engineers Barkley Lake project. Between 1963 and 1969 "some 980 families" that remained were removed for the Land Between the Lakes project. "Though no official count exists, it is estimated that between 28,000 and 30,000 people were forcibly removed from their homes, many of them multiple times, to make way for these federal land- and water-management projects." Tony Crunk, "New Covenant Bound," University Press of KY, 2010.

1 Between The Rivers                             5:34        

2 Mama’s Hands                                      5:28         

3 First Thing I Learned About A Gun     4:37          

4 Corporations Are Human                     2:49         

5 These Colors Don’t Run The World    3:55   

6  I Wonder Who’s Kissinger Now          3:51    rewrite of Dave Lippman parody of "I wonder Who's Kissing Her Now" Will Hough & Frank Adams 1909; Music by Joseph E. Howard & Harold Orlob

7 Disarm That Nipple                               3:27    

8 Color Chromosome                               3:10                                                                 

9 Poultry Litter                                          3:55 tune of "Rosin The Bow" trad

10 Sweet Miracles                                    4:26

11 Dam Owner                                         3:40

12 Homeless and Homeschoolee          5:25  

13 Follow The Money                             5:20

14 Forty Years of Love Songs                5:04