Earle’s goal on this album was to cut through a lot of that and attempt to understand, not condescend to, the dualities that exists in one state in particular, West Virginia.
Donald Trump promised to restore the glory days of coal. It’s not happening.
Eventually the bill comes due.
Despite the damage it has inflicted, coal is still king in West Virginia. Will the man held responsible for the deaths of 29 miners win the state’s Republican senate nomination?
Sometimes, it’s not actually about the thing.