Benzo Blue by Richard Lewis

This week’s Song of the Week was recommended by Robert Whitaker: “Richard Lewis’s Benzo Blue is mindful of how folk music has been a vehicle for protest that inspires people into action. Like all memorable folk music, Benzo Blue tells a powerful story. Here’s the link to his blog on our site when he first created the song.”

-Robert Whitaker

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