"Barbara Bush 9.5.05" is from the album Katrina Ballads by Ted Hearne. The text in "Barbara Bush 9.5.05" is taken from an interview on American Public Media's Marketplace after Barbara visited Hurricane Katrina refugees in the Houston Astrodome.

Produced and Directed by Satan's Pearl Horses

KATRINA BALLADS is an hour-long song cycle by Ted Hearne, performed by 5 singers and a band of 11 musicians. Drawn entirely from primary source-texts from the week following Hurricane Katrina - including everything from first-person testimonies of survivors to George W. Bush’s infamous “heckuva job” – Katrina Ballads calls us to remember our experiences during that week in August and September 2005. Like American music and New Orleans itself, Katrina Ballads is an omnivorous and multistylistic work.

Katrina Ballads
by Ted Hearne

Released on New Amsterdam Records
Produced by Lawson White
Download Album: newamsterdamrecords.com/#Album/Katrina_Ballads

Played by:
Chris Coletti, trumpet
Abigail Fischer, singer
David Hanlon, piano
Ted Hearne, conductor/singer
Kelli Kathman, flute
Nathan Koci, horn
Taylor Levine, electric guitar
Batya MacAdam-Somer, violin
Eileen Mack, clarinet
David Medine, viola
Jody Redhage, cello
Isaiah Robinson, tenor
Kris Saebo, electric bass
Allison Semmes, singer
Anthony Turner, singer
Ron Wiltrout, drums

More information on the project katrinaballads.com


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