Esopus CD #1: Public Domain

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For our first invitational, we gave a group of musicians the following assignment: Create a song based—directly or in the most oblique way imaginable—on public domain material. Some of the participants chose to work from public-domain recorded music purchased for this project, while others contributed unique covers of older traditional tunes.

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Wide Right
Hallelujah, I'm a Bum
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Lauded for its "power-pop with genuine power" (Chuck Eddy, The Village Voice), Wide Right is Leah Archibald, Brendan O’Malley, Dave Rick and Erica Stoltz. Based in Brooklyn, NY, the band has released several albums, including 2005's Sleeping on the Couch.

PLAYLIST
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Wide Right
Hallelujah, I'm a Bum
02
Haley Bonar
Moonshiner
03
The New Year
Sinking Ship
04
tre/molo
El Ya Sabia
05
Mark Eitzel
From the Mind of M. Applegate, Beautician
06
Phosphorescent
Home on the Range
07
DJ Afro
Electro-Merengue-Clásico
08
Jet Set Six
House of the Rising Sun
09
Parker and Lily
Smashing Party
10
Discar
Somebody
11
Pat Irwin
Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
12
Dean Wareham
Beautiful Dreamer
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