Rovics comes to Belper venue

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The Queens Head in Belper plays host to a gig by touring performer David Rovics on Saturday, June 8, with support from Chris Butler.

David Rovics learned his craft busking on the Boston subways before embarking on a musical career which has established him as a global troubador.

His sharp commentaries and quickfire delivery have drawn comparisons with the likes of John Cooper Clarke and Benjamin Zephaniah.

However, although best known as a topical songwriter with a satirical edge, David’s songs also reach back into the events of America’s turbulent past to present an alternative history of the underdog in society.

In fact, he is part of a tradition stemming from the work of Woody Guthrie and the early music of Bob Dylan and his contemporaries.

Now in the middle of yet another worldwide tour and premiering a new album, David returns to The Queens Head for a night of passionate songwriting urging us to believe that change is possible. And that it might even be fun!

Supporting is Chris Butler, a veteran of not just the folk scene but the punk scene too. Having taken up the rallying cry from the punk movement to pick up a guitar and make a noise, Chris did just that. He ran with the idea and hasn’t stopped running since but where he’s going is anyone’s guess for this protest singer/songwriter.

Doors open at 8pm and admission is £7 on the door.