We Shall Overcome (WSO) returns for a second year and this time round it’s been expanded from a single weekend to nine days from Saturday 1st to Sunday 9th October 2016.
WSO is the national music and creative community’s response to the austerity measures impoverishing some of the most vulnerable people in society. It’s a national movement that’s anti-austerity and pro-community, or as the slogan says “A raised fist and a a helping hand”.
WSO Liverpool and Merseyside has 22 events spread across the nine days, at venues including The Casa, The Brink, Music Room, Hotel California, Thornton Hough Village Club & Bar, Sound, and Kelly’s Dispensary. Every single penny collected at each event will be donated to a local charity chosen by the event organiser.
Liverpool Acoustic is playing a part once again. In addition to the Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon which returns to Sound on the afternoon of Saturday 8th October, we’ve also got Will Kaufman’s fascinating ‘Live Documentary’ Woody Guthrie: Hard Times and Hard Travelin’ at the Music Room on Tuesday 4th October. Both of these events will be supporting South Liverpool Food Bank.
Liverpool Acoustic is the only website of its kind in the UK. It was founded by Graham Holland in April 2008 as a central resource for the vibrant and exciting acoustic music scene in Liverpool and the Greater Merseyside area. The website publishes news from the local acoustic music scene, previews of upcoming events, reviews of music releases and gigs, and the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight podcast. This content is available for free via email subscription. The diary lists acoustic events including festivals, theatre concerts, folk clubs, showcases and open mic nights.