Margo Price isn’t afraid to ruffle some feathers in voicing her political beliefs, but she takes a distinctly inclusive and humane approach in the heartfelt new music video to her song “All American Made.”
Shot on location in a total of eight different cities including Detroit, Nashville, New Orleans, and small-town Indiana, “All American Made” — the title track from Price’s 2017 LP — paints an evocative portrait of what it means to live, or at least to get by, in the American heartland. Created by the Little Ugly production company, the video draws entirely on real-life people: A widowed Trump supporter; an African-American barber; one of the first students to be desegregated in a New Orleans school; members of the Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition in Music City.
The juxtaposition of images can be striking: One man working on a go-kart in his garage, another building musical instruments in his; one man wearing a “Black Lives Matter” pin, another wearing one that says “I Heart Jesus.” Spliced in between is Price, at first appearing to be singing from her bedroom, which is later revealed to be a one-room tiny house being hauled along the highway on a flatbed truck. That all these people exist isn’t in doubt, but whether they can coexist is another thing entirely — so it’s a moving image to see them all convene in the closing moments of the video.
Price has a run of shows this week in Texas with Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, starting with the Rustic in San Antonio (a venue co-owned by country singer Pat Green) on November 14th. She plays Bridgestone Arena in Nashville as part of Jack White’s Boarding House Reach Tour on November 20th.