Posted by: shannynmoore | April 16, 2010


“The musical version of Democracy Now!”

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 with his family 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 of who’s who of the left in two dozen countries, and has had his music featured on Democracy Now!, BBC, Al-Jazzeera and other networks.

His essays are published regularly on CounterPunch and Truthout and the 200+ songs he makes available 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!

April 16-18: Alaska!

Friday, April 16th, 7 pm
Wilda Marston Theatre
Loussac Public Library
Anchorage, AK

Saturday, April 17th, 7 pm
Down East Saloon
Homer, AK

Sunday, April 18th, 3 pm
Resurrection Arts Gallery
Seward, AK



  1. Beautiful song! I clicked on the associated URL and it brought up this other Youtube that shows history from witnesses and scenery of Blair Mountain. Well worth watching as well:

    The Battle of Blair Mountain

  2. Darn Shannyn, I didn’t mean to do that, just putting in the Youtube link like I always do. Can you please fix for me?

    • Thanks Kath! Dont get yer knickers in a knot it’s just fine to me.
      And im lookin forward to the down east.

      • Thanks AKjah, I didn’t mean to gum up her comments thread. But that associated Youtube gave so much history of the song he was singing. Gave me more chills.

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