Joe Hill 100 Years: Concert featuring George Mann

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Nov 11 2015 08:08
Joe Hill 100 Years: Concert featuring George Mann

28th November, 2pm at Bella Union

Labour, Anti-War Singer/Songwriter and Folk MusicianReturns to Australia to Celebrate Joe Hill!

Come celebrate the life of IWW organiser and songwriter Joe Hill, 100 years after his murder by the state of Utah. The Australian concerts will feature songs and stories of Joe Hill as well as plenty of other folk and labour songs, with labour choirs in four cities! Appropriate for all ages, all welcome

A former union organizer and activist based in New York, USA, George Mann sings songs from the last century of labour 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 and Billy Bragg, and his work with veterans, unions and anti-war groups has kept him on the front lines for more than 25 years as an activist and performer.This year, he produced and performed in both the Eastern and Western coast legs of the IWW’s “Joe Hill 100 Roadshow,” more than 20 concerts celebrating the music and life of the “man who never died.”

Bella Union
Level 1, Trades Hall, Corner Lygon and Victoria Streets, Carlton (entrance off Lygon Street), Melbourne, Australia 3053