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Joe Hill Road Show
Nashville folk duo Shelby Bottom Duo performs the acclaimed multi media Joe Hill Road Show that tells the story of the labor songwriter who was the precursor of Woody Guthrie.
Joe Hill was a Swedish immigrant who had a gift for writing songs. He is considered the precursor of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. He was a member of the Industrial Workers of the World (aka Wobblies), active in the decade before World War One. He was framed for two murders he did not commit and executed by a firing squad in Salt Lake City in 1915. He subsequently became a labor icon. Shelby Bottom Duo tells his story via oral history, live music and a slide show of historical images.The is a free performance sponsored by The Davidson County Democratic Women and the TN Arts Commission.
4610 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209