Rebel Voices Our former director, Janet Stecher, sings with Susan Lewis in this duo. Northwest Folklife Festival This is the venue where we first sang with Pete Seeger in 1997, and we return every year.
Other Labor Choruses
SF Bay Area Labor Heritage / Rockin' Solidarity Chorus The Bay area's labor chorus, directed by musician and labor organizer Pat Wynne. New York City Labor Chorus Geoffrey Fairweather, director of the New York City Labor Chorus at the time of our formation, directed us in our first performance. Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble A six-member group from North Carolina Brooklyn Women's Chorus A no-audition chorus led by Bev Grant with a strongly pro-labor repertoire Left Coast Labour Chorus Formed in September, 2014, the Vancouver area chorus is 30-plus singers who merge their voices and their activism in their music, conducted by Peggy Hua. SLC performed in a joint concert with them in Vancouver in April, 2018.
Artists we love
Anne Feeney Anne died of COVID-19 in January 2021 and is greatly missed. Anne worked tirelessly in support of the labor and social justice movements for YEARS in many, many ways, but mostly by writing and singing great songs. The U. Utah Phillips Appreciation and Information site We have appeared in performance with Utah. If you haven't heard him, you should! Si Kahn Si sang with us in December of 2006 during a rare appearance in the Northwest. We do a version of his "Power in the Union". Besides being a singer and songwriter Si works for Grassroots leadership. ET and the Boy A clever and cheerfully subversive artist from Portland Clallam County Seattle's Slowest Rising Folk Group- playing original, traditional and delusional folk music Emma's revolution Pat Humphries and Sandy O singing for change The Whateverly Brothers Our own Dan Roberts is 1/3 of this eclectic and goofy group. Jon Fromer Jon's song "One in the Number" is one of our favorites, full of the joy of resistance. Roy Zimmerman "Funny songs about war, ignorance, and greed" Charlie King and Karen Brandow We've appeared with Charlie and Karen and sing several of their songs. The Prince Myshkins These satirists are much too clever for their accordion. Other Links Labor Notes One of our songs was chosen as song of the month for this labor site. Labor Notes works to 'put the movement back into the labor movement'. Yes! magazine article An article about the importance and beauty of inclusive singing XPDNC Labour links A graphically challenging but thorough listing of labor musicians from around the world Unionsong A huge number of union and political songs, from "Solidarity Forever" to "Smart bombs, Dumb Politicians"- many with audio files! Australian-focussed but international.
Singing in Theater A young fan, Allie, suggested this site of useful singing information.
Songs to Sing in the Car with Kids Who doesn't like to sing in the car with kids? Here is a great list of songs to sing. Labor Heritage Foundation A great website full of labor culture.