Peace poet and troubadour to perform at PHCC
Pine Hill — David Rovics, the singer songwriter who Cindy Sheehan calls “the peace poet and troubadour of our times,” will appear in concert at The Pine Hill Community Center on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. A suggested donation is $10.
David Rovics grew up in a family of classical musicians in Wilton, CT, and became a fan of populist regimes early on. By the early ’90s he was a full-time busker in the Boston subways and by the mid-’90s he was traveling the world as a professional flat-picking rabble-rouser.
These days David lives in Portland, OR and tours regularly on four continents, playing for audiences large and small at cafes, pubs, universities, churches, union halls and protest rallies. He has shared the stage with a veritable who’s who of the left in two dozen countries, and has had his music featured on Democracy Now!, BBC, Al-Jazeera and other networks.
His essays are published regularly on CounterPunch and elsewhere, and the 200 plus songs he makes available for free on the web have been downloaded more than a million times.
Most importantly, he’s really good. He will make you laugh, he will make you cry, he will make the revolution irresistible.
Folkworks Magazine in a review of David’s latest album, “Meanwhile in Afghanistan” writes, “David Rovics is the grassiest of grassroots performers—a voice for the oppressed working class—who for the most part don’t even realize they are oppressed.
For information call the Pine Hill Community Center at 254-5469.