Free Basin’ Friday: Hiss Golden Messenger’s “Haw” | CD or LP


It’s Free Basin’ Friday and you know the drill. This week we’re giving away a copy of Hiss Golden Messenger’s latest, Haw, on LP or CD!


Haw, herein, is an album of eleven songs about family, faith, and an ill-prophesied future, an artifact almost as archaic, lovely and seldom heard today as directional commands for beasts of burden. M.C. Taylor, who wrote these songs, once lived hard by the Haw with his wife Abigail and their son Elijah—Well I come from the bottom of the river Haw, he sings—but he doesn’t live there anymore. Having followed the slipstream to the relative bustle of nearby Durham, North Carolina, he has composed a new clutch of tunes that conjure the half-remembered dreams of peace promised by our pasts.

For your chance to win, leave a comment below and tell us a joke! The joke that makes us “Haw Haw Haw” the most wins! Make sure to include your name and email address (kept private) in the proper fields so we can contact you if you win. Winner will be chosen and announced next Friday. Good luck, and have a killer weekend!