Invitation to House Concert at the Macs
George Mann, American performer, songwriter, producer; celebrating anti –war and labor history and songs, A world-class folksinger.
Date: Thursday 4 February
Time: 7pm for 7.30
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Note: Please RSVP by 2 February so we can ensure you have a seat
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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, Billy Bragg and Magpie, 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.
While maintaining a touring and performance schedule of some 200 gigs each year, George has recently turned his eyes toward the nation’s veterans and the effects of two long wars on soldiers and their families. George produced a compilation CD of songs focusing on post-traumatic stress disorder and the cost of war to our military families, “Until You Come Home: Songs for Veterans and Their Kin” and a solo CD, “Songs for Jules and Bruce,” in 2010. He also released “Patience in These Times,” a solo CD in 2012. In 2013, George produced “The Almanac Trail,” a CD that celebrates the music of The Almanac Singers and featured Pete Seeger narrating. Expect a new solo CD “Portraits” in January 2015 and tours of Australia, California and the Northwest in early 2015.