Jesse Goplen brings 9/11 blues to HSU

Local singer-songwriter and Humboldt State University graduate Jesse Goplen will perform his trademark “Old-Time Country Blues for a New American Century” live at 7 p.m. on Thursday at HSU’s Kate Buchanan Room.

Concertgoers will be among the first to hear new, unreleased tracks from his upcoming CD titled “Cowboy.” Songs like “Cowboy” and “Freedom’s Twilight” are indictments of the post-9/11 era.

“Highway 101” stands out as the lone Humboldt County anthem, while “Didn’t You Know?” asks listeners to consider Willie Nelson’s critique of the official 9/11 story.

“I’m looking forward to a relaxed show where I can really talk about the stories behind my new songs,” Goplen said.

Goplen will also perform songs from 2007’s “September Eleven Blues” and his earlier recordings. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a discussion hosted by 9/11 Truth HSU. There will be a screening of the new 9/11 documentary “Fabled Enemies” following the concert.

Goplen will donate his performance fee to the FealGood Foundation, which helps 9/11 first responders who are sick and dying from toxic dust at the World Trade Center site. Donations will be accepted, but nobody will be turned away.

September 11 Blues

Yes sir, best damn 9/11 blues song this side of the Missisippi! Wouldn't surprise me if Willie Nelson does a cover of it someday.

Ol' Man Tommy Boy