David Rovics - Punk Baroque
Fred's Ale House, Manchester.
This event is for over 18s only - No refunds will be issued for under 18s.
Fred's Ale House are delighted to be hosting David Rovics, as he brings his Punk Baroque world tour to Fred's Ale House in Levenshulme on Friday 2nd June. Very special guest for the evening is Tony Harper.
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 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 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+ 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.