A history of the 50's and 60's through popular music

Remember the 1950's and 1960's? If not, think Elvis, the Civil Rights movement, the Viet Nam war, Hippies, and the Beatles just to name a few of the happenings.  Or, watch or read Forrest Gump.   If you do (or don't) remember the 50's and 60's, how would you like to go back for an evening?

Marc Black, recent inductee into the NY Chapter of the Blues Hall of Fame, has created an engaging and humorous program… and an opportunity for the audience to relive this colorful time in our history. In the presentation, Marc uses a wide range of popular songs including surprising favorites like Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, great rock tunes like Blue Suede Shoes and moving folk songs like Bob Dylan’s Blowin’ in the Wind.  The show also features a performance of his own group’s hit from 1967… Happy by the Blades of Grass. And now, the program is being offered with a slide show that’ll slide you right back in time!  

Marc plays a finger style blues in the traditions of Mississippi Hurt and the great Tim Hardin.  He has performed and recorded with Art Garfunkel, Taj Mahal, Richie Havens, Rick Danko and Pete Seeger to name a few.  He was recently named Folk Artist of the Year on ABC Radio,  and a winner at the Kerrville Folk Festival.  Marc’s song, No Fracking Way, recorded with John Sebastian, has become a worldwide anthem for the movement.  His Pictures of the Highway CD has reached #6 on the Folk DJ Chart, and his youtube videos have been viewed more than 100,000 times!  He has been very involved in several campaigns for social and environmental justice, including his multimedia campaign, Sing for the Silenced and his current call for political engagementment, We Will Sing and Beat the Drum.

In the words of folk legend, Happy Traum, “Marc is a master at spreading the joy of music."

Join Marc on Thursday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Headquarters Branch in Meeting Room A

Marc Black Band, "Gonna Move Up To The Country (paint my mailbox blue)"

Posted by JeanH on March 1, 2018