Back to School
Acie Cargill has been a traditional American folk artist. He is the grandson of Kentucky ballad singer Hattie Mae Tyler Cargill and fiddler Asa Cargill. Until now his material has been related to his Kentucky roots. This CD, made with his son Leo, was inspired by the events of 9/11. He wrote all the songs and has tried to direct the material at college age people (not for anyone under 18). Subjects include terrorism, STD's, drugs, anorexia, suicide, first love, devastation of heartbreak, vegetarianism, ecology, and internet sex. The CD was made with two guitars, mandolin, and two singers. It is low tech with a minimum of production techniques and costs. The instrumentation is bare and driving, using chord patterns from Acie's teenage years and melodies that are corresponding. The general feeling is love for country, all of humanity, and life.