Jeff Tweedy, RHCP, Sebadoh, Half Of Phish, & Dozens More Musicians Sign Letter Endorsing Bernie Sanders

Peter Helman | September 19, 2015 - 12:54 pm

Yesterday, Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled a long list of celebrity endorsements. Among the 128 names and signatures added to the letter of support are various actors, artists, musicians, comedians, writers, directors, and other cultural figures, including Jeff Tweedy, Thurston Moore, every member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Sebadoh, Jon Fishman and Mike Gordon of Phish, Joan Of Arc’s Tim and Nate Kinsella, and Greg Dulli of the Afghan Whigs. Killer Mike and Lil B, who have both already publicly thrown their support behind Bernie Sanders, are also on there, as are David Crosby and Graham Nash, who join their CSNY bandmate Neil Young in #feelingthebern (although Young isn’t on the list). Here’s a full rundown of all of Bernie’s musician/composer/DJ supporters:

  • Brian Baker (Minor Threat, Bad Religion)
  • Chris Ballew (Presidents Of The United States Of America)
  • Lou Barlow (Dinosaur Jr, Sebadoh)
  • Bhi Bhiman
  • Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys)
  • Elvin Bishop
  • CJ Boyd
  • Nicholas Britell
  • Jackson Browne
  • Dan Campbell (The Wonder Years)
  • Belinda Carlisle (The Go-Go’s)
  • Tommy Castro
  • Matthew Caws (Nada Surf)
  • Marshall Crenshaw
  • David Crosby
  • Bob D’Amico (Sebadoh)
  • John Densmore (The Doors)
  • Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs)
  • Steve Earle
  • Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe & Magnetic Zeroes)
  • Alejandro Escovedo
  • Jon Fishman (Phish)
  • Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Andy Fleming (Brother Trucker)
  • Bill Frisell
  • Mike Gordon (Phish)
  • Billy Gould (Faith No More)
  • Adam Harding (Dumb Numbers)
  • Maureen Herman (Babes In Toyland)
  • Chris Holmes
  • Cadien Lake James (Twin Peaks)
  • Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Killer Mike (Run The Jewels)
  • Tim Kinsella (Joan Of Arc)
  • Nate Kinsella (Joan Of Arc)
  • Josh Klinghoffer (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Wayne Kramer (MC5)
  • Zoë Kravitz
  • Lil B
  • Jason Loewenstein (Sebadoh)
  • Jesse Malin
  • Trevor McFedries (Yung Skeeter)
  • Justin Meldal-Johnsen
  • Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth)
  • Charlie Musselwhite
  • Graham Nash
  • Meshell Ndegeocello
  • Will Noon (Fun.)
  • Raul Pacheco (Ozomatli)
  • Holly Palmer
  • Joel Rafael
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Duke Robillard
  • Gabe Saporta (Cobra Starship)
  • Scarface
  • Chris Schlarb
  • Walter Schreifels
  • Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters)
  • Eve Sicular (Isle Of Klezbos)
  • Corky Siegel
  • Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Jill Sobule
  • Sam Sparro
  • Serj Tankian (System Of A Down)
  • Stretch Armstrong
  • Jeff Tweedy (Wilco)
  • Loudon Wainwright III
  • Mike Watt (Minutemen)
  • Dusty Watson (The Sonics)
  • Dar Williams
  • Lucinda Williams
  • Yoni Wolf (Why?)
  • Z-Trip
  • Hans Zimmer

And on the non-music side, there are folks like Will Ferrell, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, John C. Reilly, Mark Ruffalo, Danny DeVito, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and Shepard Fairey, the artist who designed Obama’s iconic “Hope” poster. See the full list of celebrity endorsers here.

Sanders was also interviewed by Stephen Colbert on The Late Show last night. You can watch the full episode here, and check out a couple of clips below.