Review: Peter Himmelman’s “There is No Calamity”

By Ken Paulson – Peter Himmelman’s “There Is No Calamity” is another fine album from a veteran artist who has plenty to say. But what floored us is the opening track “245th Peace Song,” arguably the most timely and perceptive song of the year.
“There’s holes in people’s lives than need to be filled. I get that. I understand that. But you have to be careful what you fill them with,” Himmleman sings.
It’s a compassionate take on the wave of frustration that gave Donald Trump the White House, and the consequences of that election.
“Stop the Hate, Stop the Hate” the chorus pleads. In the wake of the tragedy in Charlottesville, this song should be played coast to coast.

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