Front Porch Concert, Saturday, May 22 at 7 PM
An evening of American Folk Music
- Food and drinks will be sold
- Bring your own lawn chairs
- Band donations accepted
For more information please contact Fr Tommy at 225-933-3288
*Note the venue changed from the Rectory Porch to the church grounds due to the saturated grounds.
grew out of a desire to honor the work of Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly and many others. These songs grew out of the common experiences of the people: working on the Erie Canal, being an immigrant in a new land, the struggle for justice, love won and love lost. Many set the stage for the growth of other types of American music.
Most of the songs we learned in elementary school, many from the Weavers, Seeger, Odetta, and other folk giants of the 20th century. Many we sang around campfires, on back porches, and family gatherings. This music is very much a part of our everyday life. These are the songs at the heart of our country.
The Singalong is a time when audiences can relive the joy of singing these wonderful songs; This Land, Worried Man Blues, Goodnight Irene, Little Boxes, Circle Be Unbroken, Down by the Riverside and others.
There are also a number of Bob Dylan songs in the Singalong: Forever Young, On a Night Like This, and Blowin’ in the Wind.
The Singalong is woven into every Father Ron and Friends performance.