At the age of eight, North Carolina native DeWitt Johnson was trampled by a horse, leaving him deaf in one ear. As an adult, his eighteen-wheeler jackknifed and plummeted off the road. Thankfully, Johnson survived both incidents and even got his hearing back after a time.
So when he sings “Looking Forward to Another Day,” from the album of the same name, it’s no small thing. The song is lightly but infectiously polyrhythmic, has a catchy chorus and is as optimistic as the title suggests. Angela Davis and Willie Hill assist with vocals.