Folk Legend Bob Westcott 9/2/09

On Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 7pm, the Babylon Green Party Gathering will feature folk legend Bob Westcott who has been called the “real deal”, and for good reason: Westcott has been performing his elegant finger style guitar work for over 30 years.  The event will be held at Pisces Café, 14A Railroad Avenue, Babylon, NY (631-321-1231) http://www.piscescafe.net Come hungry! For directions to the Babylon Green Party Gathering, call 631-422-4702 or email ian.wilder@yahoo.com Children are welcome. All gatherings are free of charge, and open to the public. http://www.BabylonGreens.org

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Westcott has a depth of musical and life  experience to draw upon. During the 60’s, he played in the basket houses of Greenwich Village, then moved to Manchester, England to explore the British Folk Scene. During the 70’s, Westcott traveled throughout Canada and the US, living in the Midwest, California and Upstate NY before settling on Eastern Long Island. His astonishing finger style guitar work and universally resonant songwriting have made him a perennial favorite on the Long Island scene.  More information about Westcott can be found at www.myspace.com/bobwestcott

Westcott is a Long Island Music Award nominee. He has opened for several nationally-known performers, including John Hammond, Merle Haggard, Richie Havens, Tom Paxton, The Nields, and most recently, Richard Shindell. Westcott’s annual Spring Fling is a wildly popular event in which he presents his personal favorite musicians to the Folk Music Society audience.  He has released three solo albums: Rollin’ Along, Wherever You Go, and Falling from Graceland.

Westcott fronts the Americana trio The Tobacco Roadies which includes Ken “The Rocket” Korb and Mike DeGeronimo.  Westcott also performs as a member of the super groups The Defibrillators and Blacklisted & the Banned.  Albums by the Defibrillators and Blacklisted are available at www.cdbaby.com.

Babylon Green Party Gatherings are held on the first Wednesday of every month:

  • The October 7, 2009 Gathering will feature Sr. Jeanne Clark speaking about World Peace Day activities
  • The November 4, 2009 Gathering will feature Terry Morrone speaking aboutThe Selling of 9/11
  • The December 2, 2009 Gathering  will feature musician Hank Stone for the annual Green Party Holiday Party.
  • The January 6, 2010 Gathering will feature the bluesy folk-jazz of Stephanie Carlin .

The Green Party is an alternative party to the Democrats and Republicans. The four pillars of the Green Party are:

  • Nonviolence/Peace;
  • Grassroots Democracy;
  • Social and Economic Justice; and
  • Ecological Wisdom.

For more information about Green Party activities, please go to www.gpsuffolk.org or call Green Party of Suffolk Chair Roger Snyder at 631-351-5763. You can enroll in the Green Party by checking the box marked “Other” on the voter registration form and writing in the word “Green” on the line next to it. Click here to find a voter registration form. You can send donations to the Green Party of Suffolk,14 Robin Drive, Huntington, NY 11743.

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