Today, we are excited to premiere “Uncle Tommy,” the fourth video from Blind Adam and the Federal League‘s debut self-titled LP.
Based off the true story of lead singer and guitarist Adam Gogola’s great uncle, “Uncle Tommy” tells the story of a semi-professional shortstop on the South Side of Chicago who was called up to the Majors, but quickly after was drafted to fight in World War II ending his dreams of playing professional baseball.
Adam said the following about the song:
“Both of my grandfathers were gone before I was born so Uncle Tommy was like a grandfather to my sister and I. He is one of the reasons I fell in love with baseball and the Chicago Cubs. The song isn’t meant to celebrate war or the military, it is a true story that happened in my family that I heard over and over again growing up, it’s a song about sacrifice, about what war does to people’s hopes and dreams.”
The video features a comic book-based on the song, done by Nick Leffler, which is available via Friskie Morris & Friends’ Bandcamp page. The video was shot and edited by the band’s bassist Alex Simotes assisted by Ryan Brandoff.
Check it out now!
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