That Time Bernie Sanders Recorded a Folk Music Album in the 80s

It would appear that politics is not Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sander’s (D-VT) only passion. Apparently, the self-described socialist was also, at one point, an aspiring folk singer.

In fact, he loved folk music so much that, in 1987, he recorded his very own folk album. The six track album entitled “We Shall Overcome” was recorded in-studio with the help of 30 other Vermont folk singers.

Side one includes five traditional folk standards with a “conversation” with Sanders on the second side.

According to to one Vermont political blog, the album was recorded while Sanders was serving as the mayor of Burlington.