Joe Hill Open Mic “Songs of Struggle”

Written by on April 18, 2016

May 6, 2016 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Crowne Plaza, Fredericton
Joe Hill Open Mic “Songs of Struggle.” A tribute to the life and songs of Joe Hill, an iconic figure who still inspires us to this day. He was a folk singer and activist who rose in the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and traveled widely, organizing workers under the IWW banner, writing political songs and satirical poems, and making speeches. Open mic celebrating songs of struggle on Friday, May 6, 8pm to midnight, Crown Plaza Ballroom. All musicians welcome.
“I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night
Alive as you and me
Says I, “But Joe, you’re ten years dead,”
“I never died,” says he, “I never died,” says he.
Written by Alfred Hayes (c. 1930), recorded by
numerous artists including Billy Bragg, Earl
Robinson, Paul Robeson, Pete Seeger and
Joan Baez.
Brought to you by Mayworks Fredericton – The Festival for Working People and the Arts

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