Back of the Line is an homage to everyone who has been unjustly told to get to the back of the line, and then told again to fall in line — and whose courageous perseverance against indignities has continued across decades and generations.
Update: The new recording of “Back of the Line” debuted on the very same radio program which inspired it many years ago. Follow this link to hear the March 18, 2021 episode of the Bradcast — hosted by Brad Friedman and produced by Desi Doyen, based at KPFK in Los Angeles and broadcasting five days a week through dozens of affiliates. Listen around the 42 minute mark for their kind introduction and the song’s broadcast debut. Visit their website at www.bradblog.com for timeless reporting on the issues which matter most.
Here’s a mostly instrumental video clip of Broke Down Inside from the opening day of Finnriver Orchard in the heart of Chimacum, WA on Sept 9, 2015. Chris Herbst played dobro and sang, Danny Barnes played bass.
The same song, recorded en casa at dawn on a vintage tape machine. Recorded, mixed and produced by Danny Barnes for the Humdinger Process release on Minner Bucket Records. Songwriting, performance and burritos by Matt – June 3, 2013.
Here’s a song I wrote for the Hot Club Sandwich record Green Room. Here’s the Hot Club Sandwich website.