Joe Hickerson 70th Birthday
& Retrospective with Mary Cliff

St Mark Presbyterian Church
10701 Old Georgetown Rd., Rockville, MD

He’s a great songleader.” — Pete Seeger
A hero to me.” — Tom Paxton
A vintage pre-plugged paleo-acoustic folksinger.”. — Joe Hickerson
Regardless of descriptions, his concerts are guaranteed to “” For more than 50 years, he has performed over a thousand times throughout the USA and in Canada, Finland, and the Ukraine. His repertoire includes a vast array of folksongs and he has recordings on the Folk-Legacy and Folkways labels, ranging from 1957 to 2003. Joe also has a career as a folklorist, ethnomusicologist, archivist, and librarian; For 35 years he was Librarian and Director of the Archive of Folk Song/Culture at the Library of Congress. Now he continues to lecture and write on a variety of folk music topics, and is available for song and copyright researches. Join us as Mary Cliff, host of the WETA radio show, Traditions, guides us through a retrospective of his music, while coaxing Joe to tell us the stories behind his fascinating life.
Mary Cliff grew up in Arlington, and has been active in the Washington-area music community since high school and college in DC. In 1972 she was hired to host Classical Weekend at WETA, where she’s been ever since. Traditions, her four hour Saturday night folk music program, is known for its breadth: a mix of traditional, revival, singer-songwriter, ethnic, world and kitchen music, with a strong emphasis on artists and performances in the greater Washington area.

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