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Thread #95941 Message #1871498
Posted By: GUEST
29-Oct-06 - 01:37 PM
Thread Name: Les Barker US tour canceled!
Subject: RE: Les Barker US tour canceled!
Note that Les Barker's Little Rock, Arkansas concert was to begin just before the November 7 elections. Little Rock is a stone's throw from Tennessee which is the site of one of the nastiest political campaigns I've ever seen. Since there is a real chance that the Republicans will lose their majority in the House and the Senate, I can't believe that this is just a coincidence.
The idea that Les Barker isn't culturally unique, and I don't care what ignorant paper pusher is making the judgement call, is simply absurd. This wasn't an issue when he toured back in January of 2003.
We are going to try and get him back in February. We are fortunate that the Folk Alliance is located in Memphis where I reside and can send a letter of support this time around. I'll let you know what happens...