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Jan. 29th, 2004

05:02 pm - Help a Radical Folker Out.

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David Rovics had a Chicago show get canceled and so he's rescheduled to a different venue at the last minute and he needs help promoting the show. Help him out! Here's his email:

Hey folks in Illinois,

So I just talked with Michael James at the Heartland Cafe, and me and Attila the Stockbroker will be doing a show there at 8 pm on Sunday, March 7th. The Heartland is at 7000 N. Glenwood Ave.

Here's the catch... There is no single group that's involved with promoting this event. Normally I don't do this, booking a place myself, because I can not do promo for the event from afar, this is entirely up to people in Chicago to get the word out. Usually this means a local group needs to head that up, otherwise it doesn't get done. I'm hoping this situation will be different, but this will require that most everybody who receives this message takes some initiative and spends some time and energy announcing the event to local listservs, telling your friends, downloading the poster that will soon be up on my website for my tour with Attila and putting it up around town, etc.

I'm hoping I'm taking a risk worth taking, and people receiving this message will take the initiative to do a bit of promotion for this event, and we can once again pack the Heartland Cafe. Please be encouraged to email or call me to let me know what you might be able to do to help promote this, and I'll feel better... Also feel free to look at the "booking" section of www.davidrovics.com, which has lots of ideas on how to promote events.

Hope to see you all at the Heartland!


David Rovics
(617) 747-4460 (voicemail)
(617) 872-5124 (cell)
PO Box 995
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130