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Joe Hill's Last Will starring John McCutcheon

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Swedish-American labor activist, songwriter, itinerant laborer and union organizer Joe Hill is remembered for bringing the harsh lives of wayfaring workers to the stage. Hill joined the Industrial Workers of the World in 1910, became a union agitator, and was executed in 1915. His influence would remain in numerous folk songs that took inspiration from his tunes, sung on picket lines across the country, ones like "The Preacher and the Slave," first published in 1911, and "My Last Will," first printed in a local Salt Lake City, Utah newspaper in 1915. John McCutcheon is an American folk singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with 34 albums to his name. He is a master of the hammered dulcimer, and also plays guitar, banjo, autoharp, mountain dulcimer, fiddle, and jawharp.

MUSIC LINKS, NEWS, REVIEWS, & MORE: John McCutcheon's website, AFL-CIO webpage on Joe Hill, Industrial Workers of the World website


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