Greta Gaines didn’t intend to write a country cannabis anthem–or record an album, for that matter.
But the six songs comprising her new album “Tumbleweed,” available today on iTunes, poured out over a two-week period last fall as an act of post-election artistic activism, Gaines told The Cannabist.
“I felt helpless, so I turned to music, the only touchstone in my life capable of ameliorating the pain I was experiencing as a patriot,” she said. “I was struck by deep pains of nostalgia, so each song is like a Polaroid of a different place in time.”
Opening track “Tumbleweed” flashes back a care-free childhood; “Begin Again”