Deschutes Public Library News
Protest Music Program at Bend and Redmond
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 2/27/2008
Deschutes Public Library is pleased to welcome Mike Biggers for a program at the Bend Public Library on March 2 at 1:30 and at the Redmond Public Library on March 6, 2008 at 6:30 pm. Biggers will present “Music of Change: Protest Songs and Singers,” as part of the Seismic Sixties series hosted throughout the month at Deschutes Public Libraries.
The music and musicians of the sixties helped define a generation. Music penned and performed by the likes of Bob Dylan and Joan Baez did more than just entertain. Their iconic songs informed, persuaded and encouraged people to get involved and be concerned about the issues of the day. The times were certainly changing and the musicians of the day captured that in their music.
Mike Biggers has entertained west coast audiences with his folk rock style. His original songs reflect everyday life through personal experience, using humor and unique wordplay. His library presentation will focus on the iconic figures of the sixties music scene and how their musical contributions helped shape and define not only their generations but generations of musicians to come.
This program, part of the Seismic Sixties: Aftershock series is free and open to the public. For more information about this or other library programs, please call 312-1032.
For a complete calendar of library programs visit www.dpls.us/calendar.