While other rock bands don't seem to care what happens in the world around them, one band is trying to make a difference and bring a sense of unity to our country. That band is Madison Rising, seen here performing their final song, “Before the Hyphens Came,” - a song about the strength and unity of the American people - in Washington DC back in December, when they infiltrated the widely publicized Occupy Congress event.
“We were touched and blown away with how this song resonated with the Occupy movement,” said Bray. “One protester even pulled out a saxophone and came over and jammed with us. American flags were being waived and the crowed truly came together as one. All of a sudden there was no 99% — no 1%. At that moment, we were the 100%. 100% American. It truly was chilling!”
With an election year upon us, perhaps there’s no better time for Madison Rising to spread its message. As Bray says, “If we really want to get younger people involved in politics, we really do need to make better use of popular culture. The positive things that the right kind of music can do truly are endless.“
Madison Rising's self-titled debut album was released in October 2011. The band makes guitar-heavy rock music with a distinctively pro-American message and sound. The overarching theme of the band’s music is that of liberty, independence, smaller government and personal responsibility. With songs ranging from the lyrically powerful and guitar-centric opening track “Right To Bear,” to the beautiful violins and cello of “Hallowed Ground,” it is clear that this band is on a mission to not only make great music, but to also send a message that American culture is alive and well.