New Pete Yorn Music Video Tackles Commentary on the State of the Nation in an Effort to Mobilize Voters

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"American Blues Volume 1" Music Video Deals with Hot Button Political Topics of Stock Market Woes, Real Estate Downturn and Joblessness Among Others - Generates Tremendous Online Buzz to the Tune of Nearly 250K Views and Counting

May the images in this video serve as a reminder of where we are as a nation and ignite hope and action for a better future for our children and beyond.

Pete Yorn, the self-taught singer songwriter who began his music career with an RIAA gold-certified album, has produced and released a new single titled "American Blues Volume 1". The single has been released with a music video that has captured the attention of online communities and would be voters in mass scale. Lyrics like "four-dollar-a-gallon-gas as jobs get slashed, you love your house, now give it back" cut together with images from current headline news, providing an accurate portrayal of the woes facing many Americans. Yorn hopes the video will ultimately motivate voters to turn out at the polls on November 4.

Yorn wrote "American Blues Volume 1" on the 4th of July, 2008 after reading the morning paper. Moved by the amount of negativity he saw, including groups planning to boycott Independence Day, he penned the song on the spot. Shortly after, while in Salem, Oregon, Pete recorded the song with Frank Black (formerly of The Pixies) as producer. After Yorn emailed the song to some friends, an old childhood mate from Yorn's early days in New Jersey was so deeply affected by the message that he set out to make a video to support the song with imagery.

Regarding the video, Yorn says, "May the images in this video serve as a reminder of where we are as a nation and ignite hope and action for a better future for our children and beyond." A free download of the song and the video for American Blues are posted on Yorn's Myspace page at

About Pete Yorn:
Pete Yorn, Columbia Records artist, has sold over 1mm records including his gold record, Musicforthemorningafter. He has played shows for crowds exceeding 80,000 people. Pete has shared bills with the likes of REM, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, and Bon Jovi. Pete has a very large fan base of music lovers that spans all ages. Pete is a very well known and respected singer/songwriter. He has 50,000 MySpace friends and a very large following at colleges and cities across the nation. Pete has also written songs that have been featured in pop culture TV shows and movies such as Six Feet Under, CSI, Shrek 2, and Spiderman. Pete is currently in Omaha, Nebraska working on his new record which has a 2009 release.

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