Musician Offers a Wry, Snarky Look at Trump Era

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Photo courtesy of Jmore

By Alan Feiler

In the opening track of his new album “Songs of Snark & Despair,” award-winning local musician Seth Kibel wonders how some of the icons of the left would feel today living in the Trump era.

“What would John Lennon sing, if he were alive tonight?/How much wood would Woody Guthrie need to kill off the alt-right?/What words of inspiration would Dr. King preach?/What lofty ideals would he share?

“All I can do is write words of snark and despair”

A woodwind specialist and leader of such area bands as The Alexandria Kleztet and The Natty Beaux, Kibel was inspired to pen the lyrics and music for “Songs of Snark & Despair” in the aftermath of President Donald J. Trump’s victory last November.

 

Our friends at Jmore recently spoke to Kibel, 43, about the album and his views on the current political landscape. Click here to read their Q&A.