Magpie, Charlie King and George Mann

Magpie, Charlie King and George Mann

Sunday, October 2

Magpie, Charlie King and George Mann live in the 9th Ward.

Tickets: $15 advance. $18 at the door. Available at Babeville Box Office (M-F 10a-5p), or charge by phone 866-777-8932.. Students and senior discount with ID $12 at the box office in advance or at the door only.

Endorsed by Western New York Area Labor Federation

7pm Doors. 7:30pm Show.

MAGPIE: For more than forty years Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner have brought their unique sound and remarkable versatility to audiences everywhere, featuring traditional and vintage Americana to contemporary and stirring original compositions. With two strong voices in harmony and superb instrumental arrangements, their sound is powerful and moving. Award-winning recording artists, singers, songwriters, musical historians, playwrights, actors and social activists, Terry and Greg are proud to be, as Pete Seeger said of them, “…more links in the chain,” dedicating their lives and music to leaving this world a better place. They both have strong union backgrounds in their work and their family history, Terry’s in the rubber industry and Greg’s in steel. They are career-long members of the AF of M. When the Magpies first landed in Washington, DC in 1974, one of their first acquaintances was “labor’s troubadour”, Joe Glazer. Joe became a mentor and friend, and Greg and Terry accompanied him in many of his appearances for numerous different unions and on every recording he did from that time until he passed away in 2006, often singing and accompanying him on his versions of the songs of Joe Hill.

CHARLIE KING is a musical storyteller and political satirist. He has been at the heart of American folk music for half a century and has been writing songs for the past 40 years. Honors include: an “Indie” award for one of the top three folk recordings of 1984; the War Resisters League’s 1998 Peacemaker Award given to Charlie and Odetta; and the 1999 Sacco-Vanzetti Social Justice Award for which he was nominated by Pete Seeger; the 2009 International Labor Communications Association award for Best Labor History Story; and the 2014 Joe Hill Award from the Labor Heritage Foundation, a Lifetime Award for excellence in the field of labor culture. His songs have been recorded and sung by Pete Seeger, Holly Near, Ronnie Gilbert, John McCutcheon, Arlo Guthrie, Peggy Seeger, and Chad Mitchell.

A former union organizer and activist based in New York, GEORGE MANN sings songs from the last century of labor 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 20 years. He toured and recorded for ten years with Julius Margolin, who lived to 93 before passing in 2009, and in 2008 he directed and produced “A Union Man: The Life and Work of Julius Margolin,” a one-hour documentary about Julius and his life as a labor and anti-war activist and singer.

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Date(s) - 10/02/2016
7:30 pm

341 Delaware Avenue
New York
United States