Amtrak 71 (2017)
Sarah Thornblade (violin)
Genevieve Lee (piano)
recorded live April 28, 2018 on the Hear Now Music Festival in Venice, CA
Amtrak 71 probably has something to do with how it felt to be an American living abroad during the 2016-17 year. Amtrak 71 is the train route along the Mississippi River from Chicago to New Orleans. These two capitals of black America gave rise to music of resistance, protest, and a terrifying unrelenting joy in the face of absurdity.