“You can lean on me brother, I can see you’ve carried too long…” This lyric is something we can all relate to. Sometimes life gets to be too much or too hard and we need somewhere positive to put our troubles so we can move on. Music is one of best places to put your problems and lay down your burdens, and when you hear Luke Winslow-King, Vasti Jackson, Dr. John, and the Roots Gospel Voices of Mississippi sing these words you know everything is going to be alright.

The Listen to the Music series is our newest body of work comprising 12 new Songs Around The World and featuring Buddy Guy, The Doobie Brothers, Warren Haynes, Dr. John, Jack Johnson, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and many more. All music in this series was recorded live outside with a mobile studio and features over 200 musicians from 25 different countries. The album is available now, with one new video from the series dropping every month!

100% of Playing For Change’s profits from this album will go to the Playing For Change Foundation, helping to support music education across the globe. Listen to the music; change the world!



"You can lean on me brother, I can see you’ve carried too long"

Lyrics and Chords



  • Full Credits

    Everlasting Arms: written by Luke Winslow-King

    Darius James: drums

    Dr. John : vocals, piano

    Esther Rose: vocals

    Giuseppe Venezia: double bass

    Luciano Damiani: mandolin

    Luke Winslow-King: vocals, guitar

    Pablo Hopenhayn: violin

    Paulo Heman: surdu, shaker

    Roberto Luti: steel guitar

    Roots Gospel Voices of Mississippi: vocals

    The California Feetwarmers: banjo, horns

    Vasti Jackson: vocals, guitar

    Washboard Chaz: washboard

Recording Locations

Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Matera, Province of Matera, Italy


New Orleans, LA, USA

Hattiesburg, MS, USA

Castle Bruce, Dominica

Buenos Aires, Argentina