In these dark times social-political protest songs sound increasingly like pissing in the wind.
This album was written after the election of Trump so there's no shortage of subject matter but this singer is one of many oppositional voices that seem fated to fall on deaf ears.
Tim Grimm, by all accounts, lives a fairly comfortable life, he's a singer songwriter, storyteller and actor from America's midwest. His home is within 80 acres of southern Indiana.
To his credit, he is neither smug nor complacent about his situation.
He contrasts the solidity of his roots with the increasingly uncertain future.
Thirteen Years is one of several tunes that fall under the category described in his online bio as "rural rumblings that have shaped his life".
Black Snake takes a poke at "the beast we call progress", bemoaning dependency, and over consumption, of oil.
But the political content and social commentary is confined to personal observations about disillusionment or feeling "like a stranger in this time" (These Rollin' Hills)
Mostly, these are songs of an individual clinging to the sense of stability and hope inherent in people and the land where he grew up and from his family (His backing band is so named as both his sons and his wife, Jan Lucas sing and play on the record).
It is a sign of the times that the traditions and values these songs tap into no longer sound quite so reassuring.
Tim Grimm's website