Watch River Whyless’ Arresting Video For “Fortunate Son” Cover, Filmed At D.C. Women’s March
Today, River Whyless release the striking video for their cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son.” Filmed at the Women's March in D.C. as well as the Women’s March in the band’s hometown of Asheville, NC, the video is incredibly powerful, showing the faces and signs of so many who came out to protest the Trump administration and their calamitous policies.
Watch the video here.
The song resonates just as much in today's tumultuous political climate as it did when it was originally released in 1969 by Creedence Clearwater Revival. River Whyless decided to cover it as a response to Trump and his administration's methods and policies. An especially resonate moment occurs when the video shows images of Trump International Hotel in D.C. while River Whyless' Daniel Shearin sings the line "some folks were born, silver spoon in hand, they like to help themselves.”
The band says "by using footage from the Women's March on Washington (and our hometown of Asheville) in our rendition of CCR's ‘Fortunate Son,’ our goal is to help speak truth to power, not for the sake of perpetuating our country's present divisiveness, but as a way to support and encourage the need for an open, honest, and compassionate conversation about our universal rights and freedoms. We're not asking everyone to agree, but to listen to one another. We promise to do the same.”
River Whyless kicked off a coast-to-coast headlining tour last night - which also includes festival stops at Bonnaroo, SXSW, Savannah Stopover, Mountain Jam, Hogs For The Cause, Old Settler’s and High Sierra - and they will be selling a special t-shirt on the road, with sales being donated to the ACLU and NRDC. A full list of tour dates can be found here.
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