Jeff Smith 2 p.m., May 21
George Mann: Guthrie & Seeger tribute
In 1941, a musical group of labor activists known as the Almanac Singers climbed into a midnight blue Buick and blazed a trail across the USA, spreading the gospel of unionism and bringing folk music back to the people. The group, with members Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, and Mill Lampell, created a new kind of topical music, using old folk melodies to tell the stories of the times. At the core were some of the greatest labor songs ever written, including “Union Maid,” “Talking Union,” and “Which Side Are You On?”
Some seventy years later, modern-day troubadour George Mann will perform an evening of songs from this historic tour, as well as his own songs of struggle, peace, and reflections on life.
The event is a benefit concert for radio station KNSJ 89.1 FM, with suggested donation of $10. Refreshments will be served before the concert.
- When: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Cost: Free - $10