America is a lot more than a place on a map. It’s an ideal, a vision, a belief that we each have the creative energy within ourselves to live up to a higher calling, to make the world a better place.
This program tells the story of America over the past 80 years through the songs of folk troubadours ranging from Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger through Peter Paul and Mary and up to today. And it includes an ample supply of original tunes that paint the picture of today’s America that Spook has discovered through his years of touring around this great nation.
Honoring the great traditions of American roots music, songs inspired by the Dust Bowl, Great Depression, Civil Right Movement and the 60′s and 70′s Peace Movement are interwoven with new songs about about the world we live in today and presented with a completely contemporary sound and unabashedly positive sensibility. The passion, purpose and spirit of American folk music are alive and well in this fun and uplifting concert.
An excellent program for Arts Centers, Libraries, Churches, Schools and other meeting places.
This program incorporates NJ Core Curriculum Standards: 1.5, 3.4, 5.1, 6.2, 6.4 and 6.6.