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protest singer/songwriter, co-editor of The Vietnam Songbook
editor of seminal folk magazine- Sing Out!, co-editor of The Vietnam
protest label founded by Barbara Dane and Irwin Silber.
founding member of The Fugs
activist, feminist, labor singer/songwriter, "cultural worker" began
creating social conscious music in the late sixties, first with a feminist band
called Goldflower and then with her band, Human Condition, in the early
seventies. The Human Condition performed regularly for the Vietnam Veterans
Against the War (VVAW).
Member of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)
HOMANS aka WATERMELON SLIM
Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist/Harmonica player/Vietnam Veteran.
Founding member of the Merry Airbrakes. "Raw Psych with bluesy touch from Nam veterans, actually the first post-Vietnam record (recorded 1973)." -Forced Exposure
Matt Jones was a member of the Freedom Singers, and very involved with the Civil Rights Movement as a singer, activist, and composer. He participated in the Nashville Student Movement in 1960 before moving to Danville, Virginia, organizing the Danville Singing Voices in 1963. Later that same year he moved to Atlanta and, along with his brother Marshall, became associated with the Freedom Singers.
Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist from Sonic Youth.
http://wbaiaction.org/studentvoices/a20.html Stephan talks about how the modern folk singer-songwriter fuels the movement with song and expelling why youth and students are so important to making social progress.
Played with Pacific Drift, Blodwyn Pig, Marianne Faithfull, Grace Jones, Black Uhuru.
bass player for Sonic Youth.
founding member of The Klezmatics, Bongwater, Shockabilly.
Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist with Patti Smith Group.
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Vietnam Veteran, Moor, veteran of Green Party activities and a former member of the Chicago chapter of the Black Panther Party.
Korean War Veteran.
Former indie rocker with the Del Fuegos, now the coolest cat on the children's music scene.
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