CWA sponsors Almanac Trail concert stop in Minneapolis

Rik Palieri and George Mann perform in a Vermont radio studio.

Rik Palieri and George Mann perform in a Vermont radio studio.

The Almanac Trail concert tour hits Minneapolis Aug. 8, with a free 7:30 p.m. show at the Minneapolis Eagles, 2507 E 25th St., sponsored by the Minnesota State Council of the Communications Workers of America.

The tour features musicians Rik Palieri and George Mann, who are tracing the steps of the Almanac Singers – folk-music luminaries Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Lee Hays and Mill Lampell. These legends spent the summer of 1941 touring the U.S., playing union halls, picket lines, theaters and radio shows, and planting the seeds of unionism along the way.

To capture the spirit of the Almanac Singers’ tour, Palieri and Mann sought the guidance of Seeger and The Woody Guthrie Archives. Almanac Trail concerts, the musicians say, are “like an old-fashioned ‘Hootenanny,’” with labor history, music and fun for all generations.

The free concert is open to the public. Food and drink will be available for purchase at the Eagles club.

For more information, visit www.almanactrail.com, or click here to download the concert flier.

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