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Good Trouble . . . Vote! (Online Concert)

  • 10/16/2020
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • https://www.facebook.com/Peoples.Music.Network/live/


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A Brief Video Preview of the Event:

Friday, October 16, 7:00 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

* REGISTRATION isn't required to tune in to the free livestream above.  But when you register, you get an automatic reminder about the show and you can stick around for the post-show discussion.  In addition, any financial contribution you make supports The People's Music Network.

In this special artist showcase hosted by the People’s Music Network and co-sponsored by folkVOTE, an ensemble of cooperating artists are coming together to present a timely evening of songs about voting.  We'll address 3 themes:

*Voting To Save Democracy (20th century-present)

*Women's Suffrage  (19th century-present)

*Voting Rights as Civil Rights (20th century-present)

The 2020 election will be like no other in American history.  Never before has a sitting President publicly threatened to disregard the will of the voters.  That threat is an attack on the right to vote, a right that was won through struggle.

On July 20, 1848 Frederick Douglass stood with Elizabeth Cady Stanton in Seneca Falls, NY to demand the vote for women.  After 72 years of struggle, the 19th amendment to the Constitution was passed in 1920, granting women the vote.

On March 7, 1965,  Alabama state troopers beat and gassed John Lewis and hundreds of civil rights marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma.  Four months later, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, guaranteeing African Americans the right to vote. 

Performers  (in order of performance):

0. 7.00 PM: Intro by our hosts: Sharleen Leahey & Lynn Marie Smith,
1. 7.06 PM: Susanna Rich, "I am Lucy Burns" www.wildnightsproductions.com
2. 7.12 PM: John McCutcheon, "Vote Dammit!" www.folkmusic.com
3. 7.18 PM: Spook Handy, "Vote!" www.spookhandy.com
4. 7.24 PM: Sarah Pirtle, "Sister of Spirit" www.sarahpirtle.com
5. 7.30 PM: Katherine Rhoda, "Alive, Oh!" www.katherinerhoda.com
6. 7.36 PM: Si Kahn, "I Have Seen Freedom" https://sikahn.com/
7. 7.42 PM: Charlie King, "Three Faces in a Row" www.charlieking.org
8. 7.48 PM: Hali Hammer, "Votin' USA" www.halihammer.com
9. 7.54 PM: Jendog Lonewolf, "Harriet Tubman" www.ilovejendog.bandcamp.com/album/eyesup-wiseup-riseup
10. 8.00 PM: Saro Lynch Thomason, "1920" www.Sarosings.com
11. 8.06 PM: Sharleen Leahey, "The Woman’s Suffrage Song" www.rumorsofpeace.net
12. 8.12 PM: Sparky & Rhonda Rucker, "Uncle Sam's Daughter" www.sparkyandrhonda.com
13. 8.18 PM: Gary Allard, "Gun Laws (Vote or Die)"
14. 8.24 PM: Lydia Adams Davis, "The Literacy Test Song" www.lydiaadamsdavis.com
15. 8.30 PM: Pat Lamanna, "Vote 'Em Out" www.patlamanna.com
16. 8.36 PM: John Dillon (with Virtual Choir of Resistance), "A Perfect Storm" www.SingTruth.org
17. 8.42 PM: Tom Smith, "Talkin' Election" www.tomsmithmusic.com
18. 8.48 PM: Lynn Marie Smith, "Women Vote" www.lynnmariemusic.com


  • 6:00-6:55 PM: Sound checks for performers
  • 6:55-7:00 PM: Informal introduction as we start up the livestream.  Audience allowed into Zoom room.
  • 7:00-9:00 PM: The Show (Line up below)
  • 9:00-9:30 PM: Livestream ends, Post-show hang out and greetings.

The Organizing Committee  

This event was organized by Si Kahn, Pat Lamanna, Sharleen Leahey, and Lynn Marie Smith. 

Help Us Publicize!

Spread the word on how people can tune into this special online musical event.  Share this event on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/3366696836748219

Learn about folkVOTE, which is co-sponsoring this event, and hear songs being written about voting.  https://folkvote.sikahn.com/  

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