July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
On their upcoming record Missouri Folklore: Songs & Stories From Home, My Politic dig deep into the soil of their home state, shining a light on the complexities and dichotomies of those who plant their roots within it. Part autobiographical, part conceptual, every song on Missouri Folklore is set against the backdrop of the Ozark Mountains, which served as the landscapes of longtime friends and bandmates Kaston Guffey and Nick Pankey’s early years. Through reflective, imagery-driven songwriting, the pair honestly examine the tangled webs we weave, often overshadowed by the doldrums of everyday life in small-town America.
As Guffey navigated his late 20s and early 30s, tirelessly creating while building a new life in Nashville, he began to reexamine the environments and experiences that made up his childhood. As he shook the dust off those old memories, Guffey realized just how much the passing of time and measured distance had shifted his perspectives.
Missouri Folklore is a thematic shift from the band’s previous record, 2020’s Short-Sighted People in Power, which directly responded to the political climate that permeated every aspect of American culture during that chaotic year. That project earned acclaim from a range of outlets, including the Nashville Scene & American Songwriter, bringing a much-deserved and long-awaited new spotlight onto their well-honed artistry.
Missouri Folklore marks My Politic’s 10th album, but also serves as a thoughtful introduction to Guffey and Pankey’s blend of sincere, candid storytelling that echoes the spirit of greats like John Prine.
Guffey and Pankey’s engaging slice-of-life storytelling, expertly-crafted characters & sibling-like harmony, shape a collection of songs that are as intimate and engaging as they are unforgettable. With Missouri Folklore, My Politic pay homage to the people and places that raised them while highlighting the work needed to cultivate a a better environment for themselves and those who come next