Dove with Claws

Release Date : November 11, 2016
Label : Cereus Records

The late Johnny Cash coined the phrase “a dove with claws” to describe the fierce pacifism that grew from his first-hand look at America’s endless wars while entertaining soldiers in Vietnam. Cash’s words are a perfect description for the life and work of Larry Long. Long’s music had an indelible influence on a young cousin from Iowa who became the charting rock artist, Melvin James.  Now Larry and Melvin have joined forces.  The claws of Melvin’s guitar sharpen the urgency of Long’s message in a way that will surprise and delight you.  –   Eddie Allen, Brief Sermon  Columnist & Songwriter

  • Lay Me Down Easy
  • Mississippi Levee
  • Living In A Rich Man’s World
  • Walking Like Rain
  • Circle Time
  • Joshua Tree
  • Seven Strong Women
  • Old Ways
  • Lay Hatred Down

Produced by Melvin James