Friday, April 16, 2010

If I had a hammer

For all you aging hippies and beatniks out there - come sing the songs of the 1960's that you know by heart. This is a popular event so come early to get a seat. All proceeds go to the RI Community Food Bank.

The Hootenanny: Back Again by Popular Demand!

May 2, 2:30 to 4:30 at Coffee Depot in Warren RI

East Bay folk-song balladeer Barry Brown is inviting all who attended the original March event to come back again for another sing-out of America’s favorite folk-songs. Those who couldn’t fit inside last time are invited to come back early. It’s a second revival of the mythic ‘1960s’ folk genre at Warren RI’s Coffee Depot, 50 Main St. More than 100 filled The Depot to capacity at the original revival on March 14. The next one takes place on Sunday, May 2, from 2:30 to 4:30. Donations will be dedicated to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
“So many sang out lustily from the song-sheets we provided, or from memory, on folk-songs from the Great American Folk-Song Book that they asked that we do it again,” said Brown. Song-sheets of the lyrics will again be handed out to the crowd, and Brown’s guitar will supply the backing. He will also sing solos.
Brown, a musician and guitar teacher for 45 years, will lead the “singing community” at the coffee house – young and old - in familiar sing-out tunes. The songs will include traditional American folk-songs, and original tunes composed in the 1960s and performed by such legends as Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Johnny Cash, and Peter, Paul and Mary. For further info call 254-2291.

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