Don't be surprised if you see some of your favorite local musicians playing "strolling troubadour" tomorrow while you are waiting in (hopefully not too long) lines to vote. "Barack the Line" is a grassroots effort to organize various musicians to play acoustically outside of polling stations. The idea is that voters might hang out a little longer if there's some lighthearted entertainment to keep their attention. The musicians will be playing in the evening, when the lines undoubtedly will be longest. —-
Artists performing have been asked to be respectful and casual, so hardcore political statements one way or the other are likely discouraged. If you see a local musician out at the polls tomorrow, let us know who and where. Rob Fetters of raisins/psychodots/The Bears fame is reportedly playing some tunes at the Westwood polls.
Musicians interested in helping out should e-mail Pam Dwertman at [email protected]
UPDATE: Singer/songwriter Patrick Ewing will be doing some tunes for the lines in College Hill. Look for him at the polling location on Glenview Ave. He's also asking any hand drummers, harmonica players or any other musicians to come out and join him.
— Mike Breen