Friday, November 1
George Mann in Concert
UUF Stony Brook, 380 Nicolls Road
7:30 PM, suggested donation $10– all welcome!
George Mann Folk Concert
Saturday, November 1 at UU Fellowship at Stony Brook
Folksinger and producer George Mann will be giving a concert at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook, 360 Nicolls Road, at 7:30 PM on Saturday, November 1. The concert is hosted by folk music lovers at UUFSB.
A SUNY Stony Brook graduate and former leader of the Graduate Student Employees Union, 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. After many years on Long Island, George moved to New York City in 1996 and now lives in Ithaca, New York.
George created and produced the “Hail to the Thief!” 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 more than 20 years. In 2010, George produced a compilation CD, “Until You Come Home: Songs for Veterans and Their Kin,” that addressed the issue of PTSD and the effects of war on those who fight them. His newest CD, “The Almanac Trail” celebrates the labor songs of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie, and a solo CD “Portraits” will be released this fall. More info at www.georgemann.org.
Come on down for a great night of music, fun, and community! This event is suitable for all ages. Doors open at 7 PM; suggested donation $10, but all are welcome and no one turned away for lack of funds!