My name is Andrew Stahl and I began working with Alarm 58 in October of 2016. In a short time, I watched as Alarm 58 evolved from a band I wanted to photograph to a band that I couldn’t help but be a fan of. Their music finds me at the intersection of my two passions, art and politics, a place where few other projects have ever taken me. Watching and documenting their progress has been an amazing journey. These guys are just getting started and I cannot wait to see where this wave will take us!
Their message from my perspective is one of unity and strength. Our country is going through a period of extremely galvanized opinions and it is more important than ever to be inclusive of all ideas. In a time like this, Americans want the truth and they need music. These “Musical Journalists” package those needs in a 2 hour performance that is more accessible than the talking heads on the TV.
There is something extraordinary about the way that Micheal writes lyrics. As the only one in the studio without a musical instrument, I get to witness these words translate from the news of the day into meaningful, heart-felt lyrics. I am continually impressed by his ability to improvise every chance he gets. Many of the lyrics recorded for their upcoming album were entirely new, written on the spot. This guy is on to something, and everyone knows it.
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