In a normal year, local musician Shea Freedom can be found tearing up the stage at Belly Up in Aspen or performing for passersby on main street in Carbondale, but when the pandemic hit, his gigs were cancelled.
As protests and social justice movements spread across the country, that forced free time gave Freedom a moment to reflect on what he was seeing and he used his creativity as a way to process everything.
Freedom turns 30-years-old on Jan. 20, 2021, the same day the country swears in a new president. He is releasing a new song called, “America.” You can listen to the full song on Bandcamp or on Shea Freedom’s Instagram.
Freedom sat down for a conversation with Aspen Public Radio Morning Edition host Eleanor Bennett.