Riotfolkers, Adhamh Roland, Brenna Sahatjian, Mark Gunnery, and Tom Frampton (maybe more) will be doing an acoustic set from 6pm-7:30pm. They are a mutual aid collective of musicians making music to provoke, teach, heal and inspire. All of their music can be downloaded for FREE. |
George and Julius come from the labor/folk tradition, and have sung for unions, churches, peace and justice groups, bars and coffeehouses, and veterans' and nursing homes since 1999. Julius Margolin, at 89, is a living legend in the New York City labor movement. He's been active since the 1930s in the CIO, National Maritime Union and Local 52 of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees, which he has represented in the Central Labor Council for 32 years. A tireless fighter for justice, equality, and against war, Julius embarked on a new career in 1999, making music and CDs with George Mann while still hitting picket lines and organizing workers in New York City and around the United States.
General Strike is a band out of Portland, Oregon. Since 1987 they have playing on picket lines, at union rallies and conventions and at other socially progressive gatherings or protests. They are helping to keep alive the spirit of the labor movement, and its music tradition. They sing many of the old Wobbly songs and a few with their own lyrics.
This will be a great evening full of rabble rousing and history, it is sure to inspire radicals all radicals. There is no cover, however donations will be accepted.