Joe Hill Road Show

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A national event celebrating the life and work of IWW organizer/singer/songwriter Joe Hill, 100 years after his execution by the state of Utah.

Doors at 6, show at 7. Suggested donation $10-20 at door. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Eyedrum is 2 blocks south of the Five Points MARTA station.

Featuring I Want Whisky, George Mann, Lee Furey, the Jumpin Jesus Christers, and Craig Rafuse.

A former union organizer and activist based in New York, GEORGE MANN sings songs from the last century of labor and social activism, and his own songs are powerful and funny takes on the state of the nation. His concerts are part sing-along, part history lesson, and he can make you shout for joy, send chills down your spine or bring tears to your eyes in the same set. George created and produced the “Hail to the Thief!” anti-Bush CD series, which featured such folk legends as Tom Paxton, Utah Phillips, Billy Bragg and Magpie, and his work with veterans, unions and anti-war groups has kept him on the front lines for 20 years. He toured and recorded for ten years with Julius Margolin, who lived to 93 before passing in 2009, and in 2008 he directed and produced “A Union Man: The Life and Work of Julius Margolin,” a one-hour documentary about Julius and his life as a labor and anti-war activist and singer.

I Want Whisky is
Georgia Slim – vocals, harmonica, accordion

Danny Red – guitar, vocals

Christopher Salmon – banjo

Doug Rolph – bass, vocals

Troy King – drums

Since 2006, I Want Whisky has fused punk and southern roots music. By incorporating traditional styles and instrumentation, a wide range of influences – including Lead Belly, Bill Monroe, The Pogues, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and Woody Guthrie – and what some may call "subversive" subject matter, this Atlanta band breathes a new life into southern tradition with standards and original works alike. Their music displays a true American spirit; a spirit of life, love, good times, hard work, and rebellion.

For more information about the national tour, see The Joe Hill Roadshow #joehill100 on Facebook.
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