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A Forgotten Country

Country music doesn’t deserve its right-wing reputation — its roots lie with the hopes and travails of working people.

Illustration by Zohar Lazar

A Welsh musician living in Chicago might seem like an odd choice to ask about country music. But Jon Langford, a core member of post-punk legends the Mekons, knows what he’s talking about. During his decades in the States, Langford has sought out forgotten and retired country artists as formative influences in his work. The […]

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