Bart Bolger sent us this invitation for Saturday. Come to the Westminster House to commemorate an important figure in the labor movement of the early twentieth century!

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On Saturday, Nov. 17th, the Corvallis-Albany IWW is hosting the Portland group, Beyond Little Boxes (sponsored by the Northwest Labor History Association).  Come join us for an evening of music, song, and storytelling highlighting our radical labor movement history.  This concert commemorates Joe Hill, world famous labor organizer and songwriter, who spent time in Portland and the Pacific Northwest. Unjustly executed by a Utah prison firing squad November 19, 1915, his final words sent to his Union, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), were “Don’t Mourn, Organize!”
 
Feel free to stay after the performance for a sing-a-long jam with the group.  Acoustic instruments welcome.  
 
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Joe Hill
Commemorative Concert
 
Saturday, November 17th
6:00 P.M. 
 
Westminster House, 101 NW 23rd (at Monroe) — Corvallis
 
Musical Performance and History Presentation by:
Beyond Little Boxes
 
Mary Rose   Mark Loring   James Cook
  Guitar  Mandolin   Upright Bass
 
No Charge — Although Small Contributions Accepted to support Westminster House
 
Light refreshments will be served.  
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About the Band:
 
Beyond Little Boxes is an acoustic trio musically celebrating the lives of working people, concentrating on an expanding collection of material we think of as the Progressive American Songbook.  We place these classic songs in their historical context, focusing in particular on the music, political insights, and astute observations of Malvina Reynolds, as well as other working class songwriters.
 
Mary Rose (Vocals and Guitar) is a Feminist Singer-Songwriter with more than fifty years performing experience.  She has been with General Strike, a Labor and Social Justice band, since 1987.  She is a member of the American Federation of Musicians Local 99 and taught in the Portland School District at all levels.   [ maryrosesings2@gmail.com ]
 
Mark Loring (Vocals and Mandolin) is a union scenic artist and a third generation performer.  In the mid-70’s he was with the original Timberbound, a quartet playing original songs about life in the logging industry in the Oregon woods.  In addition to BLB, Mark performs with the musical duo Audio Tattoo. 
 
James Cook (Vocals and Bass) is a retired letter carrier and a union activist for more than forty years.  A founding member of General Strike band, he is the Oregon Vice President of the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association, chair of the NW Oregon Labor Council’s History Committee since 1993, and a member of AFM Musicians Union Local 99.  [ jmelvincook@gmail.com 

 

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