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Program Information

Program name: Songs of the Great Depression and Today
Program category: History
Music
Performing Arts- Other
Program length: 45 - 90 minutes
Audience level: Family
Audience size: 10 - 400
Program description: When the Great Depression hit, a whole new genre of American folk music was born. Songs about the Dust Bowl, the Great Migration, bread lines and soup kitchens, the New Deal and times of triumph and struggle circulated throughout labor camps, churches and family gatherings. These songs depicted down-to-earth everyday realities of the American laborer and farmer, the hungry and the industrious, centuries old traditions and the transition to a new modern society. It can be surprising how many of these old songs speak of challenges we face today and how new songs written about today's America can so resemble the songs of the Great Depression. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places.
Space/special requirements: One table - one armless chair
Travel restrictions:
Program fee: $501- $1000
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? Yes
Notes about the fee: Fee can actually be more or less depending on factors including: whether I perform solo, duo or trio; or any of a long list of Budget Savers.
Other notes: Budget Savers (Ways to reduce fee) include: * Block booking - i.e. booking multiple libraries in area * Multiple bookings - e.g. a children's or seniors program in the day and adult program in the evening. * CALL ME FOR MORE IDEAS.
Regions this program
can be performed in:
Western
Rochester
Central
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Metro
Southeastern
Long Island
Program last updated: 03/21/2013
   
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Stage name: Spook Handy
Performer name: Spook Handy
Phone: 732-418-1340
Mailing address: 109 Nichol Ave #B
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
E-mail address: spook@spookhandy.com
Website: http://www.spookhandy.com
   
Previous appearances at: Festivals and Concerts with Pete Seeger, Libraries All over the U.S., "Remembering Pete Seeger" World Tour, Arts Centers, Schools, House Concerts, Concert Halls, Radio and Television, Senior Centers, Adult Venues, Childrens Venues, Family Venues, Special Needs Venues, Seniors Venues
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 03/16/2015

 

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