The story behind Bernie Sanders’ folk album

In 1987, Todd Lockwood, a music producer based in Burlington, had the idea of bringing Vermonters together to make an album featuring the voice of the one and only Bernie Sanders, then the popular mayor of Burlington.

 

 

Apparently Lockwood didn’t check if Sanders had a good singing voice until it was too late, so Sanders ended up speaking the words of some of the greatest folk songs.

Listen to whole story behind We Shall Overcome here.