Thank you to Amelia Vandergast, whose review of “Elevation” on the A&R Factory blog describes the track as an “alchemic attack on ignorance and bigotry….leaving you with the sense that you’ve just stumbled across the artist we never knew we needed“.  As I write, The Specials’ album Encore is #1 in the UK charts, and Brandi Carlile is up for six Grammys.  It’s good to know that music with a socio-political core and conscience is alive and kicking in these troubling times, and that by picking up our instruments and raising our voices we can be a small part of the movement to speak truth to power.