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    Song Premiere: Bhi Bhiman – “Bread and Butter”

    Utne Reader is proud to premiere “Bread and Butter” by Sri Lankan-American folk singer Bhi Bhiman from his new album Rhythm and Reason, available May 19.

    Combining a witty sense of humor with biting social commentary, Bhi Bhiman has earned well-deserved comparisons to Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen for his brand of socially-conscious folk rock. On his third album, Rhythm and Reason, Bhiman based the album’s 10 songs on his childhood in St. Louis, and his experience as the son of immigrants.

    Here is the premiere of Bhiman’s new single, “Bread and Butter,” followed by a brief Q&A that offers some insight into the lyrics: