Leave No Millionaire Behind
Pierce Woodward is a left-leaning, twenty-something songslinger-fiddler from the Hudson River Valley of New York. If Jesus came to America he would be deported, He would have no trial and it wouldn't be reported. ('Evildoers') Pierce spent two years touring far and wide as the bassist in New York's 'trad is rad' stringband, The Mammals, before breaking off from the group to spend more time on his own multilateralist-subversive repertoire. He is also in the mysterious, folktronic band, the Jolly Bankers, in which he plays a nasty clawhammer banjo and the occasional mean fiddle. Recently, he recorded ten of his most fierce & fiery political songs and put them on a CD called Leave No Millionaire Behind. It wasn't exactly a solo project - the album features 10 guest musicians. Pierce plays a little of everything on this record, including a radiator. The Boston Phoenix says he 'sings truth to power like a dust bowl poet railing against the robber barons of yore. Woody would be proud.'