LocationGranada Books, 1224 State St, Santa Barbara, CA
SB CAN invites you to a David Rovics performance Tuesday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. at GRANADA BOOKS, 1224 State St, Santa Barbara. $10 at the door.
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 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 who's who of the left in two dozen countries, and has had his music featured on Democracy Now!, BBC, Al-Jazeera and other networks. His essays are published regularly on CounterPunch and elsewhere, and the 200+ songs he makes available for free 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.
"If the great Phil Ochs were to rise from the dead today, he would probably be hailed as the new David Rovics."
Andy Kershaw, BBC
“Absolutely brilliant. David Rovics says exactly what needs to be said."
Ian McMillan, BBC
"David Rovics is a freaking genius."
Eric Spitznagel, MTV
"I'm a big fan."