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Other Cinema: Radical Folk Music: Drews' Open Country + C/W Gems

Date:
Saturday, July 31, 2021
Time:
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Craig Baldwin
Email:
Phone:
4156480654
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 Mon, Jul 12, 2021 5:12PM
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