David Rovics, Press Release Fall 2017

Portland, Oregon based singer/songwriter David Rovics performs in Boston, July 18th 2017

The Do Not Kill Your Landlord Tour

"If the great Phil Ochs were to rise from the dead today, he would probably be hailed as the new David Rovics." Andy Kershaw, BBC

David Rovics has been an independent, touring musician for over 20 years. As a storyteller, a participant observer and perceptive interpreter of contemporary social movements, he travels the world sharing his own take on history and the news, bears witness to the hidden history of ordinary people, keeping alive the notion that art and social change need each other.

David describes his work as "political commentary that rhymes." Music critic Wally Brooker is less understated. "What’s striking about Rovics," he wrote in 2013, "is his enduring and seemingly tireless commitment to the life of a radical grassroots troubadour, and his ability to bring first-hand reports of local struggles from around the world to each community that he visits."

2017 marks a significant personal milestone for David -- his 50th birthday. David has lived in many US cities over the course of a long and prolific career, and collected friends, followers and fans everywhere. "The people I would want to celebrate my 50th birthday with are all over the world" he has commented, and the upcoming tour of North America and Europe sees him returning to places he has performed many times, collecting local friends, stories and songs along the way.

Perhaps this occasion is also why, in a new twist on the solo performing tradition, David has returned to his first instrument, writing songs for and performing with an electric cello, a musical experiment showcased in his April album release, Punk Baroque.(He will continue to play the guitar in his shows as well, however.)

Album Release: On the 1st of May, David Rovics released the studio album Punk Baroque, now available online. https://davidrovics.bandcamp.com/album/punk-baroque

David Rovics will be performing in Boston on July 18th, and is available for interviews. Please contact him directly at david@davidrovics.com, or by phone on +1 503 863 1177

CONCERT DETAILS Tuesday 18 July 2017, 7.30pm Community Church of Boston 565 Boylston St 02119 Boston, MA, US