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 1990s he was a full-time busker in the Boston subways and by the mid-90s he was travelling the world as a professional flat-picking rabblerouser.
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.
David’s essays are published regularly on CounterPunch and elsewhere, and the 200+ songs he makes available 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.
Come hear David on Tuesday September 10 from 6pm,
Kulchajam, 1 Acacia St, Arts & Industry Estate, Byron Bay.
Supports are Tim Stokes, Pico Infinity, Backdeck Rehearsal.
All profits go to Meca (Middle Eastern Children’s Alliance) aiding children deprived by war.
Contact Byron People for Peace and Justice 6685 8382 or 0401 249 732.
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