Biography


David Rovics grew up in a family of classical musicians in Wilton, Connecticut, and became a fan of populist regimes early on. By the early 90's he was a full-time busker in the Boston subways and by the mid-90's he was traveling the world as a professional flat-picking rabble-rouser. These days David lives in Portland, Oregon and tours regularly on four continents, playing for audiences large and small at cafes, pubs, universities, churches, union halls and protest rallies. He has shared the stage with a veritable who's who of the left in two dozen countries, and has had his music featured on Democracy Now!, BBC, Al-Jazeera and other networks. His essays are published regularly on CounterPunch and elsewhere, and the 200+ songs he makes available for free on the web have been downloaded more than a million times. Most importantly, he's really good. He will make you laugh, he will make you cry, he will make the revolution irresistible.

Interviews

Project Censored Interview with Professor Nolan Higdon on Project Censored radio show on August 1, 2014.

www.xray.fm Interview with Jefferson Smith on July 10, 2014.

Music Manumit Podcast Interview from June, 2014.

RTHK Interview on the Works show on Hong Kong TV that aired in May, 2014.

Tools of the Trade Interview on songwriter Vincent Cross's blog about songwriters and their guitars, May, 2014.

Counterpunch Jazz artist and author, Gilad Atzmon, interviews me for Counterpunch, April, 2014.

Destination Newry TV Me and filmmaker Kate Mara, January, 2014.

Bread and Roses Radio - Interview with Elliot Tarry, September, 2013.

Radio Dreyeckland - Interview on the Antideutsch, September, 2013.

Roots and Branches Australia - Interview with Michael Hunter, August, 2013.

Unpaved - Interview with Les Thomas, August, 2013.

Emerging Indie Bands - Interview with Tim Whale, August, 2013.

People's World - Interview with Jillian Littell, March, 2013.

Winds of Change - Interview with Janine Bandcroft on community radio in British Columbia.

KBOO - Interview on the Old Mole Variety Hour with Alan Wieder from February, 2013.

Voice of Palestine - Interview conducted by Hanna Kawas on December 18th, 2012.

Radio Curious - Interview conducted by Barry Vogel on December 9th, 2012.

Conversations with Dr. Don - A very good hour-long interview on community TV in Gresham, Oregon with me conducted by Dr Don Baham.

Outing The Law - Excellent interview on Ken Klonsky's justice system-oriented blog from Vancouver, BC.

WMNF Radio - Tampa, Florida, November 2010

Cut Loose - Extended interview in Cut Loose, July, 2010

The Progressive - Interview with Matthew Rothschild, editor of Progressive Magazine and host of Progressive Radio, October 2006

Alternate Music Press - June, 2006

Climate Change Rally in London, England - December 2005

Toward Freedom - Radical Folk Music: An Interview with David Rovics by Matt Dineen, August 2005

Infoshop News - April 2005

Free Speech Radio News - by Stefan Christoff that was broadcast on CKUT in Montreal, September 2003

CHRY Toronto - by Tom, September 2003

Baltimore IMC - "Inspiring the Troops" Through Music, November 2002

Boston Indymedia - Willimantic, Connecticut, August 2002

Free Radio Burlington - Me and Jim Page, December 2001

DC Indymedia - During the IMF/anti-war protests at that time (unedited, sound quality varies), September 2001