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Rik Palieri’s ‘Union Train – a celebration of labor history in song and story’

3 February 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deborah Rawson Memorial Library

Rik Palieri is bringing his program “Union Train – a celebration of labor history in song and story”

Rik has been using his art to promote peace and understanding in concerts throughout the world. He carries the flame of old traditions while inspiring a younger generation with his stories and songs of the human condition. The songs in the performance of Union Train were learned first-hand from Pete Seeger, Utah Phillips, Sis Cunningham, and from the vast collection of Labor Songs from Bill Kemsley.

Rik is the author of the book The Road Is My Mistress and producer of the award-winning television program The Song Writer’s Notebook, which is archived by The American Folk Life Center at the Library of Congress. He’s also featured on the Grammy-nominated album Singing Through The Hard Times: A Tribute To Utah Phillips.