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John Flynn – Social Justice Songwriter

May 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

John Flynn

Massachusetts Peace Action Benefit Concert

Concert starts at 7:30 pm in Meeting House.   Regular price $20, student/low income $10, benefactor $30, sponsor $40.  Proceeds to Massachusetts Peace Action and Friends Meeting at Cambridge.

Intermission reception in Friends Room with Cake, Beverages, and Information Tables for Mass Peace Action and John Flynn (and his organization New Beginnings-Next Step, Inc.)

John Flynn Information

“John Flynn is the real deal. His work follows in the footsteps of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, and other social justice troubadours as he speaks the truth and gives a voice to society’s disenfranchised. His work fills your heart and opens your eyes as he continues to walk the walk of a true advocate for equality, justice, and peace.”
— Deana McCloud, Executive Director, Woody Guthrie Center

John Flynn is an American singer-songwriter and activist known for his powerful music and tireless efforts on behalf of the lost and the lonely, the shackled and scarred. His career has embodied an authentic troubadour odyssey that moved legendary folk DJ Gene Shay to call Flynn “the most quintessential folk singer in my life.”

Although Philadelphia’s Main Line Times calls Flynn a folk icon, his work has often reached beyond the conventional boundaries of the genre. A wordsmith of rare facility, Flynn’s songs are laced with keenly observed and soul-resonant scraps of irony, humor, stumbled-on wisdom, and streetwise compassion. These days John’s performances draw widely from a significant body of work, ranging from his early country offerings to story songs, love songs, songs for kids, funny songs, songs of social justice, and meditations on love, loss, presence, forgiveness, and hope. 

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May 30
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Friends Meeting at Cambridge
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