Ranchers for Peace
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Ranchers for Peace


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EP: "Tell All The World" -- June 2012

Single: "W. A. B. (Walking Around Black)" -- Autumn 2012 edition of Sing Out! Magazine (& compilation CD)



By now you’ve caught on that the Ranchers for Peace are not actually involved in the livestock business. We manage no acreage other than whatever square footage of stage we happen to occupy at any given moment. Our kind of ranching is done in the same dimly lit, borderless region where songs come from, where worldly concerns combine with empathy and -- on a good day -- become audible. In other words, while our ranch isn’t exactly a real place you can find on a map, you can often hear it plain enough: at our shows, on our 2012 EP “Tell All The World,” and in the Autumn 2012 edition of Sing Out! Magazine which spotlights our single “W.A.B. (Walking Around Black),” our response to the senseless killing in Florida last winter of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.
And sorry, but the “peace” we’re for isn’t exactly real either, in the sense that no such thing actually exists. But it is more than merely metaphorical: it’s a conceptual reference point, like north or east, toward which we can steer. This is because peace, like happiness, is not something that can be directly invoked, but is instead a by-product that only arises in the presence of other favorable conditions. It is therefore our mission on this here ranch is to advocate for such conditions, and to join our noise with the long tradition of folksingers, bards, and troubadours who have done the same.