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“Joe Hill: The Man Who Never Died” Actor and musician Joseph Shaw is performing his one-man show, July 31 – August 25, 2024. The show, part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, features songs and readings from Hill’s letters. C Arts, Lauriston Halls, 28 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ.

Joe Hill: en man med manga identiter (Joe Hill: A Man of Many Identities), a play by Emma Boström, is touring Sweden:

Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023 – Regional Theater in Uddevalla

Thursday, Nov. 23 – House of Music in Gothenburg

Saturday, Nov. 25 – The People’s House in Sala

Saturday,Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3 – Gävle, Scotland’s Music Theater

April 11-13, 2024 – Reflexen in Kärrtorp, Stockholm

Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 1 p.m. The Shelby Bottom Duo reprised their Joe Hill Road Show multimedia program. First Congregational Church, 1000 S. Cooper, Memphis TN

Sunday, February 6, 2022 4:00 p.m. Brooklyn Tavern Theater performed the new musical “The Joe Hill Revival” at the Triad Theater in New York City. The musical debuted in Brooklyn in September 2021.

Sunday, December 6, 2020 2:05 p.m. German public broadcaster SWR aired a German-language program on its internet radio station SWR2: “The Ashes of Joe Hill – The Resurrection of a Legend.”

Saturday, May 30, 2020, 8:00 PM Central Time. Live YouTube broadcast of the

Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Divinity 124 (Reading Room), Nashville TN.

Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. 4:00 pm. Joe Hill commemoration concert with the U-Liners. Fundraiser for Marc Elrich, candidate for Montgomery County Executive. Flanagan’s Harp & Fiddle, 4844 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, Maryland.
June 3 – Sept. 30, 2017. Workers of the World, Awaken! The Life and Legacy of Joe Hill exhibit. Steeple Building Museum in Bishop Hill, Illinois. This traveling exhibition was created by the American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia in partnership with Guest Curators Alexis Buss and Jon Bekken.
Saturday, August 26, 2017, 2:00 pm. Len Wallace sings and plays the songs of Joe Hill. Windsor Industrial Workers of the World, 3735 King St, Windsor, Ontario.
Saturday, June 3,  2 p.m.  Free concert of Joe Hill songs, performed by singer/songwriter Bucky Halker, at the Steeple Building Museum, 103 North Bishop Hill Street, Bishop Hill IL.
Sunday, May 28, 2017, 5 pm. Shelby Bottom Duo plays its 15th Joe Hill show at Centennial Park Event Shelter, Nashville, Tennessee. Free show with special guest Michael August.
Tuesday April 25, 2017, 11 am. Shelby Bottom Duo invites you to a free performance of their acclaimed show “A Musical History of Joe Hill & the Early Labor Movement.”  UAW hall, 6207 Centennial Blvd., west Nashville, Tenn.
Friday, April 7, 2017, 7 pm. Nashville-based Shelby Bottom Duo (Michael August and Nell Levin) will perform their entertaining, multimedia show, A Musical History of Joe Hill and the Early Labor Movement. The show is set for 7 to 10 p.m. at Lettersong, 1501 Story Ave., in Louisville, KY.
Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, 4 pm, House Concert by Shelby Bottom Duo and a talk by art historian Gail Levin about the paintings of Edward Hopper.  308 Oxford Street, San Francisco. Limited space.  Please contact if you plan to attend.

Tuesday, Feb. 21, IBEW Local 175, Chattanooga, TN

Wednesday, March 15, Midsouth Peace & Justice Center, Memphis, TN

Tuesday, March 21, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

Saturday, April 15, Louisville, KY Shelby Bottom Duo with John Paul Wright, locomotive engineer, community organizer, union organizer, labor singer, poet and djembe player.

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Please let us know out here in Oregon when the Joe Hill Roadshow will be here — especially in Southern Oregon venues such as Ashland or Medford. Will it come to Eugene? We could do that also. Thanks!

It should be noted that Lil’ Rev, Bucky Halker and JP Wright were performers on the Joe Hill Roadshow for the Midwest. It was actually Bucky and Lil’ Rev who organized all the dates in the Midwest. Further, Bucky Halker just released a 6 song EP of all Joe Hill songs, some of which have never been recorded or put to music, for the tour. A complete album will be out later in June 2015.

I too hope the tour can make it to North Carolina. The turnout might not be that large, but I live in Durham, teach economics at a community college in Raleigh, and would be happy to go through all the bureaucratic BS that would result if I had to call in sick to make it to an appearance almost anywhere in the state.

There will be a show Sept. 30 in Asheville, N.C. Details soon. We are trying to fill in some dates for the Southern leg (which will be shorter than originally hoped for) and adding them to the calendar as they fill in.

Let’s see: It’s a 4-hour drive, and I get out of class about 3:30 — might just be able to make it, since I have no classes on the 1st!


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