Greg Graffin releases socially relevant rock/folk cover of “Lincoln’s Funeral Train”
Greg Graffin, frontman of legendary, long-running, Los Angeles-based punk band Bad Religion, has just released a new video for his powerful rendition of the socially relevant track “Lincoln’s Funeral Train” by renowned bluegrass and folk artist Norman Blake. The song is from Graffin’s forthcoming solo album, which is slated for release in 2017 via Anti- Records.
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Set against a potent montage of historical photos and footage depicting years of racial conflict, Graffin and a talented band consisting of Social Distortion members Jonny ‘Two Bags’ Wickersham, Brent Harding, and David Hidalgo amplify the track in a deliberate sonic homage to Neil Young’s Crazy Horse produced by Bad Religion co-founder Brett Gurewitz. Graffin calls the song “a sorrowful piece of Americana” that "still finds itself deeply significant today.”
Along with his role in Bad Religion, Graffin is an acclaimed solo artist, professor of evolutionary biology, and a respected author.