Political Manifest

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Political Manifest
Political Manifest.jpg
Studio album by Original Harmony Ridge Creekdippers
Released June 28, 2004
Recorded February 2004, Joshua Tree, CA
Genre Alternative country
Label Glitterhouse
Producer Mark Olson
Mark Olson chronology
Mystic Theatre
(2004) Mystic Theatre2004
Political Manifest
(2004) Political Manifest2004
The Salvation Blues
(2007) The Salvation Blues2007
Original Harmony Ridge Creekdippers chronology
Mystic Theatre
(2004) Mystic Theatre2004
Political Manifest
(2004) Political Manifest2004

Political Manifest is the seventh album by the Original Harmony Ridge Creekdippers, released in 2004. The album reflects singer/songwriter Mark Olson's disgust at the state of the US.[1] It was released on Mercy Recordings in the US.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Uncut 3/5 stars[1]

Uncut magazine gave the album a score of 3 and wrote "[Olson's] disgust at the state of the nation as befits all things Creekdipper is elegantly realised, simmering over a bedrock of soft piano, woody guitars and some slow, funky blues"[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs Mark Olson except where noted.

  1. "Poor GW"
  2. "Walk with Them"
  3. "Duck Hunting"
  4. "Senator Byrd Speech"
  5. "Where is My Baby Boy"
  6. "George Bush Industriale"
  7. "Saw Song"
  8. "Portrait of a Sick America"
  9. "My Father Knows Foes" (Traditional)
  10. "The End of the Highway"
  11. "Coming, Coming" (Traditional)


  • Mark Olson – vocals, piano, dulcimer, bass, flute
  • Victoria Williams – vocals, electric guitar, tres
  • Ray Woods – vocals, drums
  • Don Heffington – vocals, bass harmonica, saw
  • Tom Freund – bass, organ
  • Greg Leisz – dobro

Production notes[edit]

  • Mark Olson – producer, engineer
  • David Vaught – mixing
  • Bob Stone – mastering


  1. ^ a b c "Mark Olson and Victoria Williams join the Bush hunt". Uncut. Retrieved November 15, 2015.