John's words about the video:
"There is beauty & simplicity in hard labor. Since the days of Woody Guthrie, farm worker rights have been an issue. The song was inspired by the timeless image of workers in the field which we in California see frequently. It was filmed by Dave Doobinin outside Salinas, CA; home of the John Steinbeck Museum. I wanted people to remember that every piece of fruit & every berry they eat was touched by a human hand."
John Doe’s UNDER THE BIG BLACK SUN has hit the Los Angeles Times bestsellers list at #16 in hardcover nonfiction!
More links to check out:
- Q&As with John on RollingStone.com and Vice
- Articles in the San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Seattle Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Tampa Bay Times.
- Watch a video trailer for the audiobook (on Facebook)
- An excerpt of John from the audiobook on NPR's Dinner Party Download
John recently made a quick trip to New York for some interviews & appearances. Here are three acoustic songs he played live at City Winery: