Protest songs with Jack Peck & a cast of thousands @ The Loaded Dog
May 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$18 - $20
Jack Peck arrived in Australia in 1983 for a three year work assignment and never left. Worked in IT Projects at the “pointy end of town” until retiring in 2005, then after being teased by a friend a couple of years ago dug out his old Martin D-28 and began playing again. Jack worked night shift in a steel mill all summer of 1967 to buy that guitar. It’s still his one and only.
As an undergraduate at Penn State University in the mid-60’s, Jack’s early folk heroes were Joan Baez, PP&M, Tom Paxton, Tom Rush, Joni Mitchell, Reverend Gary Davis, Mississippi John Hurt, Jim Kweskin’s Jug Band, Eric Anderson, The Greenbriar Boys, Koerner Ray & Glover and on and on. You get the idea: It was that time of musical rediscovery, ferment and creativity that exploded onto the campuses throughout the 60’s. It was also the time of Vietnam, so protest ferment defined that period too: Jack marched off-campus once for the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS).
Jack has been playing open mikes around Sydney for the past year. Not a songwriter himself, he mainly covers the singers and songwriters of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, particularly Stan Rogers, Linda Ronstadt, John Gorka, Bonnie Raitt, John Prine and Steve Goodman among others.
BYO protest songs!
Disability access, doors open 7.40pm.
Supper available, BYOG
(photo of Jack at PSU, spring 1967 supplied)