Liverpool Acoustic is joining forces with the national We Shall Overcome weekend to present an afternoon of music on Saturday 3rd October at Sound Food and Drink.
The event takes place from 2.00pm to 6.00pm at the Duke Street venue and entry is via a £3 suggested donation, or an equivalent food bank contribution.
The afternoon features some of Liverpool’s top acoustic musicians, with performances from Alun Parry, Jo Bywater, Katy McGrath, Chris Callander, and Sunday Jones. The event will be launched with a set from the Liverpool Acoustic Rhythm Kings – the secret code name for Liverpool Acoustic hosts Stuart Todd, Derek King and Graham Holland.
The final hour from 5.00pm to 6.00pm sees a special joint set from Robert Vincent and Anna Corcoran – not to be missed!
The event will finish with a rendition of We Shall Overcome, the protest song made famous by the legendary Pete Seeger.
‘We shall overcome’ say community minded musiciansThe Sound Food and Drink gig is one of 200 taking place across UK from 2nd to 4th October where local musicians have come together to organise a weekend of live music to give much needed support to local food banks. ‘We Shall Overcome’ is a community effort led by musicians and music promoters who want to do something practical to help people in our area who are being hit hard by homelessness and poverty.
On the weekend of October 2nd, 3rd and 4th around 200 gigs will take place across the UK under one unified banner – We Shall Overcome. The organisers hope this show of solidarity will also highlight the human cost to the politics of austerity. Several thousand musicians will perform as audiences are encouraged to bring food for foodbanks or make donations to homelessness and other projects.
Graham Holland, one of the organisers of the gig at Sound Food and Drink, said “We Shall Overcome is part of an anti-austerity movement but it is also very much pro-community. We wanted to do our bit here in Liverpool to show solidarity and be part of something big that’s happening right across the country.
Further information about the We Shall Overcome weekend can be found at weshallovercomeweekend.com
Preview: We Shall Overcome – Saturday 3rd October 2015
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