David Rovics Live in Concert

Published Jimmy - Mon, 10/10/2011 - 6:32pm

 

Radical folk singer/songwriter David Rovics returns to Gainesville.  Rovics writes, sings and plays songs squarely in the radical American folk vein of Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs, and Utah Phillips.

Check out his amazing catalogue of original music at http://davidrovics.com/ and don't miss his powerful, provocative live set here at the CMC.

"David Rovics is the musical version of Democracy Now"--Amy Goodman

"Listen to David Rovics!"--Pete Seeger

David's Bio:

David Rovics grew up in a family of classical musicians in Wilton, Connecticut, and became a fan of populist regimes early on. By the early 90's he was a full-time busker in the Boston subways and by the mid-90's he was traveling the world as a professional flat-picking rabble-rouser. These days David lives with his family in Portland, Oregon 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 of 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 elsewhere, and the 200+ 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.

Cost: 
$5-10 sliding scale donation @ door; $5 for students and unemployed, $10 or more if ya got a job
When:
Tue, 10/11/2011 - 9:00pm
Cost: 
$5-10 sliding scale donation @ door; $5 for students and unemployed, $10 or more if ya got a job