Sing for the Silenced: Anti-Fracking Concert Wednesday August 20, 7pm Woodstock



Maverick Concerts in Woodstock is set to host a free concert, recording session and singalong as part of “Sing for the Silenced,” a community-activism and anti-fracking campaign -– including an album — being spearheaded by Woodstock folksinger-songwriter Marc Black.

The concert-cum-recording session is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the concert hall on 120 Maverick Rd.

Besides Black, musicians scheduled to participate include folk musicians Happy Traum and Amy Fradon; jazz musicians Pete Levin and Diana Leigh; singer-songwriter (and Lovin’ Spoonful) John Sebastian; guitarist Mike Esposito (of the Blues Magoos); composer-parodist Peter Schickele (aka P.D.Q. Bach) and drummer Eric Parker (who played with Joe Cocker).

According to a press release and the effort’s website, the audience will be invited to take part on the theme song “Sing for the Silenced” and a few other tunes. The campaign is also set to include an open call for videos and recordings of the song (with lyrics rewritten to reflect grassroots issues across the country) as well as a bus tour led by anti-fracking activist Vera Scroggins.

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