Monday, February 28, 2011

Music Monday: "Pharaoh" for A Gathering of Old Men

About the Book
Set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation in the 1970s, A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest Gaines is a powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a Black man. 

I read this book all the way back in high school, but it's stayed with me for years because it was so fantastic. It was one of the only required readings that I enjoyed. And I will undoubtedly read it again sometime this year! When I heard Pharaoh the other day and immediately thought of this book, so please enjoy Pharaoh by Crooked Still!

About the Artist
My love affair with this band began last summer when I was killing time in The Apple Store. I tried out these headphones and one of the sample songs they had on was "The Absentee" by Crooked Still. They are a neo-bluegrass group that incorporates virtuostic players, fantastic harmonies and a sweet voiced lead singer. I love love LOVE all of Crooked Still's music and if you think they're as awesome as I do, check them out!

Crooked Still's Official Page
Crooked Still's Wikipedia Page


  1. oooh I love discovering new folksie stuff - I recently got into Bahamas and Timber Timbre

    I'm FINALLY going to get to see Mumford & Sons next month after I missed them in L.A. last year


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