Peacesmiths: Blacklisted & Tanna 11/2/07


Monthly Topical A-Typical Folk Music Poetry And Whatever



political band


& the Banned


Patti Tana


OPEN TIME (maybe you?) &
Activist Announcements and Colorful Conversation


November 2, 2007

@ 8:30 PM

1st Methodist Church 25 Broadway/Rt.110, Amityville, NY

(Southmost end near Merrick Rd./Montauk Hwy)

short walk from Amityville LIRR Stat. and S1, S33, N54 bus routes and just off the N19

The last church on the left!

$7, 1/2 for kids (more if possible, less if necessary) covers healthful punch and munchies

Contact: Judy 516-285-9005 or
Margie 516-796-6651



Patti Tana is Professor of English at Nassau Community College and associate editor of the Long Island Quarterly. She is author of seven books of poetry, most recently Make Your Way Across This Bridge: New & Selected Writings (Whittier Publications, 2003) and This Is Why You Flew Ten Thousand Miles (Whittier Publications, 2006). She is also the editor of a new anthology of poems by sixty-three women, Songs of Seasoned Women, forthcoming from Quadrasoul, Inc. Patti’s poem “Post Humus” has been read at celebrations of life since it appeared in When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple (1987) Ed. Sandra Martz. You can hear Patti read “Post Humus” and other poems at


Blacklisted & The Banned will perform their unique style of original, political music. From Woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan to the Dixie Chicks, topical music has been an important cultural tool reflecting the concerns of society and the yearning for a safer, saner world. Blacklisted was formed in 2004 as off shoot of Long Island’s senior citizen rockin’ blues band – “The Defibrillators.” Blacklisted is comprised of Sonny Meadows, Bob Westcott, Jon Foreman, Bob Campbell and Robert Langley. Blacklisted features timely original material to provoke thought, discussion, and occasional laughter. Expect them to play some songs from their recently released first album, “I Never Thought I’d Miss Richard Nixon.” Of course, the incursion in Iraq and the Bush Presidency are at the heart of the album and it is in many ways a sequel to Sonny’s albums “How Does A Patriot Act?” and “Bibles, Guns & Flags”. The band recently received an award from the South Country Peace Group for “raising spirits and consciousness to promote peace and justice.” More information about Blacklisted & The Banned can be found at

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