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Drake performs classic folk songs

David HB Drake will perform classic folk songs Sept. 11 in Waupaca’s South Park. Submitted Photo

Concert in Waupaca’s South Park

David HB Drake will present “Blowing in the Wind: Classic Folk Songs from the ‘50s and ‘60s” at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, during a “porch concert” at the Hutchinson House in Waupaca’s South Park.

The park’s upper shelter will be used in case of rain.

This entertaining and educational program is free and open to the public. It is co-produced by Winchester Academy, the Waupaca Historical Society and Waupaca Parks and Rec Department.

Wisconsin troubadour David HB Drake has spent more than 30 years presenting concerts at fine arts centers, festivals, schools, community centers and concert stages throughout the Midwest.
His original songs can be heard on the “Simply Folk” program on Wisconsin Public Radio, and he has performed on tall ships on the Atlantic, Pacific and Great Lakes.

Drake reminds audiences of the powerful anthems and timeless songs that resonate in today’s world from when the times, they were a-changin.’

He invites everyone to sing along with the classic folk songs of the ‘50s and ‘60s including Peter, Paul and Mary, the Kingston Trio, Pete Seeger, and Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, John Denver and others.

This musical panorama is performed on guitar, concertina, dulcimer, banjo and Native American flute.

Winchester Academy is trying something new with a community potluck starting at 5 p.m. in the South Park Upper Shelter. Pulled pork sandwiches will be provided. Guests should bring a dish to share, a chair or blanket for the concert and a friend.

Additional performances by Drake at the Wisconsin Veterans’ Home and at Waupaca Middle School are supported by a grant from the Selma and Gerald Knoepfel Memorial Fund.
Rex and Linda Pope are sponsors for this program.

For more information or to receive email notification of future Winchester Academy programs, contact Executive Director Ann Linden at 715-258-2927 or [email protected]. General information is available at winchesterwaupaca.org.

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