Matawan, NJ’s own Arlan Feiles is a modern-day raconteur cut from a revolutionary cloth with a belief that the most important messages are better delivered to the masses by way of a fret board on a acoustic six string than through agenda-protecting talking heads on a television screen.
And with that, after releasing his 2011 single “However I Choose,” a tune in support of those who occupied Wall Street, the protest musician has returned with a tribute to Trayvon Martin upon the teen’s recent murder.
“Since 2005 The Tampa Bay Times found 130 cases in Florida in which Stand Your Ground was invoked,” wrote Feiles in the introductory description of this song. “In more than 70 percent of the cases, someone was killed. But only 28 of the cases went to trial, and only 19 resulted in a guilty verdict. there are 17 other states currently using the Stand Your Ground law. Defeat this law for Trayvon.”
Check out “Stand Your Ground” below, and be sure to swing by the Third Annual Jersey Acoustic Music Awards on Saturday, April 29th at the Atonement Lutheran Church in Asbury Park (308 First Ave.) where Feiles has been nominated for a pair of awards in the Top Male Performer and Top Folk Act categories.