Joey Sweeney & The Long Hair Arkestra close out their Communion Philly set with Sam Cooke’s “Bring It On Home To Me”.
Joey Sweeney & The Long Hair Arkestra:
Recorded on May 8, 2014 at Underground Arts in Philadelphia, PA.
Video by Bob Sweeney (

Why, I’ve got a brand new video! In honor of Record Store Day, here’s our clip for “Records & Coffee,” off Long Hair. More on the subject in a bit.

Dir: David Kain & Joey Sweeney

[CD and VINYL available here.]

TK’s home town in The First State had remained essentially unchanged from the 1990s, which is also to say that it had not been too different from the way it had been in the 1980s. And from there, not too terrible a jump to the golden lawn of the long 70s, which was when, by TK’s estimate, the last generation of people to be truly satisfied by living here had occupied these homes, yards, and garages. Wynford was part of a network of small Delaware towns, all in exactly this same psychic and physical predicament. High weeds cloaking foreclosures. Every twenty-fourth house, a front lawn hoarder, maybe. Fast food everywhere. Quiet, bizarre crimes revealed on local news every so often, one neighborhood or two removed, in a roving but slow cycle of desperation and shame. And in between, people like his mother, who’d kept on chugging along, while the rest of the world fell apart and TK Haslam made his slow descent into what he would call, with great affection one day, Bob Marley: The Delaware Years.