Psyched on Si Kahn


Si Kahn performed at Dartmouth in 1985, my junior year. I don’t remember this, but noticed an ad in the 1985-1986 bound volumes (I was an editor of The Dartmouth so received such as parting gift).

He is a liberal labor activist and singer-songwriter.

I noted that the concert was sponsored by Duncan Earle, then a young faculty member, known for his liberalism. I recently connected with him, Earle, by email.

Today I got news, meanwhile — because I reached out — that Si Kahn won a Joe Hill Labor Award. They circulated a photo of him next to a Mother Jones memorial in Southern Illinois (I’ve visited, and shot).

The mention of Joe Hill reminds me that I mean to present the Wayne Horvitz oratorio on Joe Hill that includes Wallace Stegner, Paul Magid, Bill Frisell, Robyn Holcombe, Danny Barnes and Rinde Eckert.

If Si Kahn is in the area, I might persuade him to busk at Lytton Plaza.

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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