Rocktober: Get Out And Vote!

Tim Carbone - Railroad Earth

Is this election different than past elections, why or why not?

By Susan J. Weiand
The obvious answer is yes it is. We have a black man who is the Democratic nominee for President. Moreover, this election is different because it seems that real change in the White House may be essential for the well being of the country, if not the world.

What is the relationship between music and politics - and how, if at all, has this relationship affected your music?

Because music is one of the louder voices in pop culture it can be used to advance a political statement (for better or worse) or it can be used as an attempt to sway public opinion. It can be very powerful. Some of our songs have some subtle political undertones but for the most part it's better that it appeals to a higher consciousness.

If you could speak directly to all American voters, what would you say?

This coming election will be an historic one. We have a chance to change how the world sees and relates to us. Please vote!

Railroad Earth's next show is on October 11 in Philly. Check here for complete RRE tour dates.

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