Political Satire and Folk Music Come To The I.E.
Award winning folk musician and political satirist Tom Neilson will be coming to the Inland Empire on March 23rd, 2013 at 7:00 pm. He will be performing for one night only at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Riverside.
Born on a dairy farm, Tom was raised with long days in the barns and hay fields of upstate NY. Soloing in the Sand Hill Methodist Church at the age of three, Tom first learned performing arts under the tutelage of his choir director and church organist mother. Recognized at a very early age for his vocal abilities, he won awards in grade school talent shows and performed in adult theater and musical groups while still a child. “Now the award winning musician will be here in Riverside,” says Aric Isom, one of the concert organizers. “We look forwards to his style, quick wit, and musical message.”
Tom plays at festivals, union halls, colleges, national conferences, cafes, house concerts, and at political and social gatherings. He particularly enjoys the personal connections provided by house concerts and has performed for countless benefits and causes. His music has been used in six documentaries, as he tells the stories of people’s struggles against greed and violence, interjecting a good deal of levity along the way. If you ask him, he’ll tell you he’s just a farm boy with a guitar who loves a good ball game and human rights.
The concert will be presented by the UUCR Social Justice Committee, a group well known for their social and political activism in and around Riverside. Suggested donations are $15.00. Refreshments will be served between sets. The Universalist Unitarian Church of Riverside is located at 3657 Lemon Street, Riverside, CA 92501.
The Universalist Unitarian Church of Riverside is a red sandstone church on the corner of Mission Inn and Lemon St. It is believed that the church is more that just a beloved building. It’s the relationship among members, friends and guests in the faith community, it’s also the relationship with the past, the present and the future. All members and friends of UUCR compassionately care for one another and play a role in the spiritual growth of all participants. The ministry is to one another, to the Inland Empire community, and the world.
For more information about Tom Neilson visit his website at: www.TomNeilsonMusic.com