Commonwealth National Podcast

Country Joe McDonald: Music As a Vehicle for Social Justice

Thu, Aug 20 2015 - 5:15pm

Country Joe McDonald, Lead Vocals, Country Joe and the Fish

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation.

In the late 1960’s to early ’70’s, music was one of largest tools used in the protest against the Vietnam War. The “music as a weapon” mentality is still very much alive today, and one of the artists from the Vietnam Era will show us how. Country Joe McDonald has been a lifelong advocate for peaceful social change. Equipped only with a guitar, Country Joe will delight and entertain The Commonwealth Club with song and story to inspire everyone to make a positive difference in this world. Fair warning, there may be a sing-along or two. Come watch this world-famous entertainer bring an audience together and make them think.

ADVISORY: This program contains explicit language.