Sunday, April 23 (note new date and time!)
All In, Down and Out: The Great Depression in Song & Story
a presentation of Jane Voss & Hoyle Osborne
7:30-9:30 pm at the Electric Maid Community Exchange
Jane Voss & Hoyle Osborne present their historical concert-lecture about the Great Depression, a period that inspired an amazing body of American music and song: Woody Guthrie, Langston Hughes, Irving Berlin, Blind Alfred Reed, Vernon Dalhart, E.Y. Harburg, Bessie Smith and more. The songs are interwoven with readings from outstanding writers and wits of the day, as well as from ordinary working people. Jane Voss & Hoyle Osborne bring verve and authenticity to their performances of historic American folk and popular music. Jane Voss sings and plays guitar in styles inspired by such American roots pioneers as Mother Maybelle Carter and Memphis Minnie. Hoyle Osborne is a master of early blues, jazz, and ragtime piano styles. They have appeared at festivals, concerts, schools, colleges, and museums all across North America. Electric Maid Community Exchange (Metro: Takoma). $20, members $10. Audio samples at fsgw.org.
Voss & Osborne's web site