Birds On A Wire – Les SUDS, à Arles 2020

Interrupting the song of the cicadas under the high plane trees agitated by the wind, it is, for the moment, the voice of Rosemary Standley (ex-Moriarty) and the cello of Dom La Nena who, with their project Birds on the Wire, embark the 340 spectators (maximum capacity) in the great mixing of genres, from Gilberto Gil to Pete Seeger, from Atahualpa Yupanqui to Gabriel Fauré. 

Second album de “Birds on a Wire”

This morning, Rosemary Standley and Dom la Neña, the Birds on a Wire duo, deliver their second album “Ramages”, as tasty as the first…

This morning, Rosemary Standley and Dom la Neña, the Birds on a Wire duo , deliver their second album, as tasty as the first. “Manouk & co”, by André Manoukian (7h22 – February 26, 2020) All the chronicles of André Manoukian on https://www.franceinter.fr/emissions/erudit-doudam

Source: Le 2ème album de Birds on a Wire

Birds On a Wire “Which Side Are You On?”

In 1931, the miners and the mine owners in southeastern Kentucky were locked in a bitter and violent struggle called the Harlan County War. In an attempt to intimidate the family of union leader Sam Reece, Sheriff J. H. Blair and his men, hired by the mining company, illegally entered their home in search of Reece. Reece had been warned in advance and escaped but his wife, Florence, and their children were terrorized. That night, after the men had gone, Florence wrote the lyrics to “Which Side Are You On?” on a calendar that hung in their kitchen. She took the melody from a traditional Baptist hymn, “Lay the Lily Low”, or the traditional ballad “Jack Munro”

Reece supported a second wave of miner strikes circa 1973, as recounted in the documentary Harlan County USA. She and others performed “Which Side Are You On?” a number of times throughout. Reece recorded the song later in life, and it can be heard on the album Coal Mining Women.

Rosemary Stanley and Dom La Nena