The Great Commoner is the sophomore effort from the sturdy, folk-driven Brock’s Folly. This record explores the legacy of William Jennings Bryan (nicknamed the Great Commoner), the tragic populist figure who prosecuted the Scopes Monkey Trial in Dayton, TN. Since Brock’s Folly met at Bryan College, named after William Jennings, they have felt an enduring interest in Bryan’s life and legend.
But The Great Commoner goes far beyond that. It is not so much about William Jennings, as it is in his spirit. They capture his fire and his zeal, whether they are talking about death, marriage, madness, and everything in between.