Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
Popular radio music sturdily ignored the Depression, assuing us that “Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries,” and “We’re in the Money.” But rural and small-town musicians saw the Depression for what it was, poked fun at political figures of the time:
Roosevelt’s in the Whitehouse, dion’ his best,
Hoover didn’t do nothing but around and rest
Audience members are encouraged to share their own or their family memories and stories about those hard times, and Mr. Rossiter shares stories he has collected during dozens of presentations.
Songs accompanied by banjo, guitar and autoharp.