Darryl Holter grew up playing the guitar and singing country and rock and roll songs in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His current brand of Americana music draws from country, blues and folk traditions and often tells stories about people, places and events.
Besides his music, Holter has worked as an academic, a labor leader, an urban revitalization planner, and an entrepreneur. Most recently he has done archival research and written on Woody Guthrie in Los Angeles, 1937 to 1941.
His YouTube song, 2020 Vision, written about the betrayal that many Trump supporters will feel in the run-up to the 2020 election, became a viral hit. We asked him to sing it for you on today’s episode, and talk about his philosophy of resistance through music and lyrics.