We Shall Overcome founder Joe Solo has released the ‘We Shall Overcome EP’, a seven-track CD/Download of old protest songs, the proceeds from which will be donated to We Shall Overcome causes tackling poverty and homelessness in the UK.
The EP features Rebekah Findlay on fiddle and vocal, The Hatfield Brigade and Commoners Choir. Joe talks about his song choices in his blog here and explained, “The songs have mostly passed through the hands of Pete Seeger over the years,” says Joe, “but The Men They Couldn’t Hang‘s 1986 classic ‘Ghosts Of Cable Street’ is there too and a massive thank you to Paul Simmonds for his permission to use it for the cause.”
This release will raise funds for Joe’s #NotOnOurWatchCampaign helping people bridge the gap when the money runs out. “I hope to keep lights on, homes warm, and food on the table for folks who would otherwise be sat cold and hungry in the dark” said Joe.