Blues artist Lester Lands has written a song of hope during the present crisis due to the global pandemic, in a time where people are scared and the nation is in yet another turmoil that we, as a people face in a state of unprepared dysconnectivity.
“There’s a War Going On” is written by Lester Lands about man’s greatest worldwide struggle. Man’s greatest external enemy, this unseen foe, has us locked up, fearful and feverish.
On the way to the Bill Grisolia Band live stream session yesterday, Lester wrote this in his head and the band laid it down – as is – in one take. See it here on the band’s Facebook page.
This week the Bill Grisolia Band and friends have been live broadcasting this message of hope, love and togetherness in the face of this War – trying to give back to our fellows and particularly those on the “front lines”.
The Bill Grisolia Band teams with The Long Beach Blues Society to provide live streaming. LBBS serves youth, seniors and veterans and underserved by providing inspirational learning opportunities, concerts and interactive engagements across Southern California through the time and talents of award winning Blues artists, writers, broadcasters and educators. They preserve the past and promote the future of the blues!
“There’s a War Going On” is written in a traditional Blues style, and is reminiscent of the music of the civil rights era, and it is in fact, very similar, as we fight to stay safe, healthy and for some.. alive. With a nation in isolation, quarantine and a “shelter at home” many artists are moving to do these “Live Video Segments” on their sites and flooding social media with their music, talent and shared stories. With a bittersweet melody, traditional blues flavor and spiritual call to action, this song hits home and invokes a revival of emotional strength.
It is once again the artists that are on the forefront of promoting good tidings and instilling those in fear the sense that there is good to come, that we as a nation can overcome any obstacle. Bill Grisolia Band has performed at top nightclubs in Europe and the United States including the House of Blues at both West Hollywood and Anaheim and the Sunset Strip venue, they set a box office record for a local band.
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