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Tried and true- They were here in October and hit it out of the park.
MY POLITIC is a folk/Americana band based in Nashville TN. Kaston Guffey and Nick Pankey grew up together in Ozark MO and started My Politic around the age of 15. Kaston writes character driven story songs and Nick adds sibling-like harmony to create a unique sound that is totally their own.
Inspired by artists like John Prine, Woody Guthrie, Randy Newman Nina Simone, Patty Griffin, Simon & Garfunkel, classic country and so much else, My Politic has recorded 9 albums to date and have released 3 of those since moving to Nashville 7 years ago. “Anchor” (2015) “12 Kinds of Lost” (2017) and The band’s latest effort, “Short-Sighted People In Power” (released 10/30/2020). It is a brutally honest, sometimes angry, sometimes satirical album about the current state of things in american politics and culture. It is meant to be heard in full. They’ve also had the pleasure of appearing at Americanafest and multiple times at The Bluebird since moving to Nashville.
My Politic has been all over the country for years thriving in intimate house concerts settings, dive bars and everywhere in between. Unique midwestern storytelling in harmony.
Short-Sighted People in Power”
“They are inspired, brave and brilliant songs, remarkably comprehensive but never preachy or ponderous. It’s perfect for this American moment. Rendered tenderly with close harmonies throughout, it evoked the sound of Don Henley and Glenn Frey singing Randy Newman songs. It’s subversive, but also soulfully charming.”– Paul Zollo – American Songwriter
“...it might come off as a rootsy, country-folk fusion but its importance transcends such a sonic description. It comes from the same disenfranchised place which spawned punk, hip-hop, even rock and roll itself, and any and all movements born of being outside, forgotten, exploited, ignored and used by those in power.”– Dave Franklin – Dancing About Architecture
“…not to be missed. The album boasts beautiful harmonies, heart-tugging bluegrass string arrangements, and lyrical reflections on loneliness, loss, addiction, and struggle. Even with its sad subject matter, the songs provide a warm blanket of comfort, a cure of for what ails you in the form of a front-porch jam session, a campfire conversation, or an intimate living room gathering of friends.” Mother Church Pew
“a time capsule of these times, that will stand as a statement for a future perspective to judge. Woody Guthrie would be proud. –Paul Mcgee – LonesomeHighway.com