Updated: Oct 2, 2020
DURHAM, NC—“Pickin’ for Progress” is hosted by Joe Troop, the frontman of "latingrass" sensation Che Apalache. Through the summer and this fall, Joe will be rambling across the state of NC illuminating important progressive voices, sharing songs and having conversations about North Carolina's past, present, and future.
Videos of these sessions will go up every Wednesday on VoteNC.org leading up to the elections on November 3rd. Episode 1 features Nokosee Fields, an incredibly talented Native American multi-instrumentalist born in Oklahoma, but who's tribe and Cherokee ancestors were violently displaced from the land we now call Western North Carolina.
Here is their rendition of "Hermano Migrante,"and listen in for their conversation about the importance of voting for candidates who support Immigrant and Indigenous communities in our state.