Salt of the Earth
'Salt of the Earth' is a southern style rock album rich with americana blends of delta blues and folk rock. These songs are about my roots. These characters are true to life people that fought for civil rights during the strike against the Empire Zinc Mine Company in 1954. The story comes to life when I sing them through the mind's eye of each character. The songs tell about the plight of the Mexican-American worker obtaining civil rights. Moreso, the rise of the feminist movement is depicted through the woman's struggle at home and on the picket line. Even though theme albums are not very common anymore, my debut, full-length album, 'Salt of the Earth,' brings life to each voice that fought for hope, equality, liberty and overcame life's obstables. What could not be more fitting for a folk singer, such as myself, than to tell the story about my great uncle, Juan Chacon? This is a true account told through a blend of Folk, Americana and Blues music---straight from the heart of roots music.