Dave Specter & Billy Branch- Ballad of George Floyd
  • The Ballad of George Floyd
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Dave Specter’s powerful and timely new song, The Ballad of George Floyd featuring Billy Branch on vocals and harmonica. Specter also sings and plays guitar on the track, with Brother John Kattke on keyboards and Danny Shaffer on acoustic guitar.

“I wrote the song a few days after George Floyd was murdered and the lyrics pretty much wrote themselves. George Floyd didn’t die in vain. He helped spark a worldwide movement for justice and change. I’m proud to collaborate with the great Chicago bluesman Billy Branch on this tune. We share the same vision and are inspired by the words of John Lewis: ‘If it hadn’t been for music, the civil rights movement would’ve been like a bird without wings.'”
– Dave Specter

The Ballad of George Floyd (5:14)

Dave Specter: vocals, guitar
Billy Branch: vocals, harmonica
Brother John Kattke: keyboards
Danny Shaffer: acoustic guitar

Composed by Dave Specter
(SpecTone Music, BMI)
Production & Supervision by Julia A. Miller and
Elbio Barilari
Recorded by Dan Glomski at Evanston SPACE in
July 2020
Mixed & Produced by Danny Shaffer
Mastered by Julia A. Miller at Delmark Records
Artwork & Design by Al Brandtner

  • Members:
    Dave Specter, Billy Branch, John Kattke
  • Sounds Like:
    soul, blues, political ballad
  • Influences:
    Jorma Kaukonen, Billy Branch
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    08/15/23 16:06:32

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