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Other Cinema: Radical Folk Music: Drews' Open Country + C/W Gems
Date Saturday July 31
Time 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorCraig Baldwin
Emailothercine [at] hotmail.com
Phone4156480654
Location Details
ATA Gallery 992 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA
So in tune with the current class crisis, Jesse and Glenda Drew truck in from the Valley to deliver a robust updating of their big-hearted embrace of the real proletarian roots of the Country/Western genre. Their historical lecture-demo situates the origin of the music as being drawn from the same well as “hillbilly” and “folk”, written from the perspectives of the working poor..but appropriated by the post-War corporate consolidation of broadcast-radio audiences and McCarthy's anti-communism. The music of sharecroppers, coalminers, fierce women, and the downtrodden come together in this cavalcade of musical history, with never-seen-before interviews with folks like Utah Phillips, Hazel Dickens, and Pete Seeger. PLUS: Tex Ritter, Gene Autry, Joe Maphis, Jim Stafford, Elvis Presley, and the Ranch Party Gang!


Added to the calendar on Monday Jul 12th, 2021 5:12 PM
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