Posted by rflacks on:
Phil Ochs, the now legendary troubadour of protest died by his own hand on April 9, 1976. He was oneof the leading singer/songwriters ofthe sixties, whose songs were amongthe most pointed and potent of the time. He died in his mid thirties feelingthathis time had passed and his longed forinfluence had never ben achieved.
Many still remember him and his songs remain alive. We'll feature a number of songs about Phil and performances of his songs by a wide range of songsters who revere him. And of course his own voice will be heard.
And in a tribute to the West Virginia miners, the latest of the 100,000 American miners who have died in the coal mines in our history a couple of recent recordings of the many miners' songs that reflect and shape their experience.
culture of protest thurs 4/8/10 6-7pm pdt kcsb 91.9fm www.kcsb.org