Country Joe McDonald
Thursday, June 23, 2016, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00pm)

musical tribute to Woody Guthrie

$22 adv / $24 door

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June 23 8:00 pm

Country Joe McDonaldWay back in the early 1960s, after serving a hitch in the U.S. Navy and singing folk songs on Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley’s own Country Joe McDonald became an anti-war activist, a rock music icon, and a staunch advocate for veterans and the environment. His ground-breaking band, Country Joe and the Fish, gained fame for performing at rallies and demonstrations against the war in Vietnam and for its high-flying psychedelic music that became a staple of college, progressive, and underground radio stations, not to mention the mind-bending performance at Woodstock.


In recent decades Joe has continued to bring his music to audiences around the world and to campaign for the issues closest to his heart. His most recent album, Time Flies By, features 25 songs from his rich career as a solo artist and band leader. “His solo work over the years has always been thoughtful, delightfully skewed, and unique,” says the website AllMusic in its review, and that’s just what you can expect tonight – music and stories that are thoughtful, delightfully skewed, and thoroughly Country Joe!


Tonight he performs the tribute to Woody Guthrie he first created for the Steinbeck Center, weaving Woody's songs and writings from his autobiography and columns in the Daily Worker. The San Francisco Chronicle says of the show, "McDonald channels this wry, compassionate man's wisdom without ever getting in the way, a refreshingly egoless performance by someone who remains as amazed by Guthrie as anyone."  

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