While in New Mexico this August for a few weeks to avoid the apocalyptic Texas summer heat, I went on a computer and television fast. During this time I read a lot, including a copy of Carl Sandburg’s The American Songbag, a collection of folks songs he published in 1927. I was struck by the rawness of the lyrics to these songs, and also how – almost a hundred years later – they still describe with great clarity the America we live in today. I took lot of notes on how to reimage these songs for our current age. When I got back to Texas (and my laptop) I began recording the tracks. This project began in late August of 2023, and who know when it will end? – there are 100s of songs in the book… For this specific project, I stopped at 8 songs that told the story of America today I wanted to tell. The American Devil introduced in the first song was a natural choice to be the narrator for the other songs. The artwork in the video is all generated by MidJourney and then edited and animated in the Adobe Creative Suite.