Whatever happens in the presidential contest, we know some good news is coming… Bush is outta here! And that’s not all: Folk fans in the area surrounding Washington, DC, will get an opportunity to come together and celebrate with music and joy.
Labor and protest music is the specialty of folk performer George Mann, who performs solo and with 91-year-old folk dynamo Julius Margolin. George is also the producer of the acclaimed Hail to the Thief! anti-Bush administration CD series. The fourth and final release of that series is out (it’s awesome!), and it features 21 tracks by artists including Anne Feeney, Tom Paxton, the late Utah Phillips, Garnet Rogers, Magpie, emma’s revolution, Jim Page and many more.
You can hear selections from the album, as well as cuts from George’s incisive new solo release, Into the Fire, at the “Farewell to the Thief” release concert. Sharing the bill with George are his partner Julius, Anne Feeney, Anne Hills, Chris Chandler and the DC Labor Chorus. I am going to try to be here and recommend that if you can get to Washington, you should be too! Let’s give the White House Squatter a good old labor/folk-music sendoff and sincere wishes that he and his co-conspirators will be tried for their crimes against humanity ASAP.
Here’s the basic info:
The concert will take place at 8 PM on Friday, Oct. 10, at the Communications Workers of America Headquarters in its ground-floor Conference Center – 501 3rd St. NW. The suggested admission price is $12, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.