Prairie Musicians: Annie Humphrey - Hard Time

Addressed to “sister,” this song relates a woman’s visit to a male social worker whose lack of understanding unwittingly left her to face another ten years of “hard time” in her domestic situation.

Annie Humphrey was born and raised on an Ojibwe Indian reservation in northern Minnesota. Growing up, music was always part of her culture and in her home. Eager to explore the world, she joined the US Marines and was stationed in Japan. When she returned to Minnesota, she decided to live an organic life close to nature and has become an advocate for preserving the land and protecting wildlife. Her original music and lyrics are products of her own life experiences.
Prairie Musicians is funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008; the North Dakota Humanities Council, a nonprofit independent state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities; the North Dakota Council on the Arts; and by the members of Prairie Public.

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Producer: Barbara Gravel; Editor: Ben Stommes; Audio: Chris Wilkes; Cameras: Dave Geck, Ryan Sailer, Frode Tilden; Set Design: Cassie Larson, Ryan Sailer, Ben Stommes; Closed Captioning: Armour Captioning


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