Before It Starts, KZMU, and Canyon Country Rising Tide proudly present a community action event and benefit concert featuring internationally renowned political folksinger David Rovics.
The February 12 event will focus on raising awareness about local and global issues including recently approved Grand County tar sands and oil shale mining and the Green River nuclear plant proposal. Local conservation groups will be represented and speaking, along with David’s poignant “songs of social significance.” Join the action at the MARC, with a suggested donation of $15; door @ 6:00, music at 7.
Facebook event (link) or: https://www.facebook.com/events/125756464265176/
Amy Goodman calls him “the musical version of Democracy NOW!”
David is an internationally renowned, political folksinger who is often heard on Democracy Now! And KZMU, and whose “songs of social significance” touch on virtually all of the political, social, and environmental issues on the planet. The event will also be a great opportunity for raising awareness about our present and pending local issues surrounding oil and gas leasing, tar sands and oil shale development, and the proposed Green River nuke plant, an universal challenges like climate change, corporate hegemony, war and peace, civil oppression, poverty, public health, direct action, civil disobedience, and more. Go to davidrovics.com for his complete bio and reviews, FREE music streams (most of his music) a topical or geographical index of images and songs, a compelling political history in music, and lots of other good information.
Any local organizations that wish to have a presence or contribute to the event can contact KZMU’s Bob Lippman firstname.lastname@example.org or
BeforeItStarts.org’s Ashley Anderson Ashley@beforeitstarts.org 801-652-2971
More praise for David Rovics:
“David is the peace poet and troubadour of our time” Cindy Sheehan
“Listen to David Rovics!” Pete Seeger
“Phil Ochs is not dead; he is reincarnated in the body of David Rovics” Folkworld Magazine
“A fine songwriter and a good activist.” Utah Phillips
“David Rovics is a freaking genius.” MTV
“I’m a big fan.” Tom Morello, guitarist for Rage Against the Machine