The new issue of Catalyst journal is out now. Subscribe today!

Talkin’ For-Profit Medicine Blues

A century of hard living and hospital bills in American song.

It’s a perennial truth, well known to laborers, wanderers, and blues singers: the road of hardship winds inevitably through hospitals. The hospital ballad is a staple of American roots music, native to landscapes as remote as the Mississippi Delta and the Oklahoma plain. That’s not a surprise in a country where so many of our […]

Sorry, but this article is available to subscribers only. Please login or become a subscriber.

{{ login_error }}
Forgot Password Icon Forgot your password?