Come to the Wingnut on April 24th at 7pm (after the Earth Day Celebration in Battery Park) and listen to some awesome bluegrass/folk/local music from:
Here’s to the Long Haul
and TBA!

Sober, All Ages, No Cops Allowed.

Playing both contemporary and traditional mountain music, Here’s to the Long Haul is born of the historic and ongoing movements for justice in Appalachia and beyond. Willie Dodson and Joe Overton first met and played music in Southern West Virginia in 2006 at the second annual Mountain Justice Training Camp, a gathering of folks working together to fight mountaintop removal coal mining ( A handful of other musicians have come and gone from the band for a few shows, recording projects or entire tours including Becky Ainsworth, Brandon Armstrong, Kyle Tuttle and Amanda Cagle. These days Willie and Joe are joined by Ezra Freeman on bass. The band’s music celebrates the culture, past, present and future of the mountains and tells stories of grassroots movements and everyday life.

We are yet another offshoot of the deep and wandering roots of Appalachian music, fed by the waters of modern grassroots resistance to that which is wrong and the creation of that which is good in our mountains. You all are that water. May we all keep each other strong, singing, and moving forever forward.

Please be respectful of our neighborhood, Southern Barton Heights, as well as our neighbors. Don’t speed, litter, or be too loud when outside. We encourage friendliness. Also, please respect the Wingnut. The Wingnut is a radical collective focused on social justice and building community. We work really hard on many projects to keep the space productive and positive. No cops allowed.

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