June 6, 2019
Jerry Gray, of the Travellers
Canadian folk music icon, Jerry Gray has an autobiographical book of his life called JERRY GRAY THE LONESOME TRAVELLER coming out this summer. It covers his career of 65 years with The Travellers and the many lifetime awards he has received from Prime Ministers, Premiers, Queen Elizabeth and awards from Labour Leaders, union heads, Pete Seeger and the Guthrie Family.
This summer on July 6 he will be presented with a Lifetime Award from The Mariposa Folk Festival which he helped start in 1961. His book contains stories of The Travellers visits to the Soviet Union, Japan,Cyprus, Germany, Poland, Panama, Great Britain and even Kingston Penitentiary.
At the Yiddish Vinkl, Jerry will sing some of the significant songs in his long career since he helped start The Travellers in 1953. Some of his early Yiddish songs will be included along with the story of how The Travellers
happened to write the Canadian version of This Land Is Your Land.
Please note that lunch is now 23 dollars