Thursday, February 09, 2012
Briar Rabbit Celebrates Black History Month With The Great Routine
Briar Rabbit (AKA Phillip-Michael Scales) has recorded a suite of songs entitled The Great Routine and is marking February's observation of Black History Month by making a track available for free download once a week.
The Great Routine follows an ambitious and controversial theme through four tracks plus an instrumental reading of "Swanee River": black-face minstrel shows (popular entertainment in the late 1800s/early 1900s) and their cultural legacy.
Today (and for the next week) Briar Rabbit has the title track from The Great Routine available for download at his official Website, and new tracks drop on Feb. 16 and Feb. 23. On Saturday, March 3, Briar Rabbit will be performing at 4th Annual Windy City Winter Ball.