Before tonight’s ACLU benefit at Atwood’s, Patrick Coman warns of ‘When The Bill Comes Due’


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We’re just over a month into a Trump presidency, and throughout the resistance there have been no shortage of protest songs, protest actions, and protest promises. Tonight at Atwood’s Tavern in Cambridge, Tulsa-born, Boston-based Americana and roots musician Patrick Coman has rounded up some notable players for a benefit for the American Civil Liberties Union.

And at the core of the message is Coman’s presidential protest song that’s both proactive and reactive. It’s titled “When The Bill Comes Due,” was released last month just before Inauguration Day, and it’s available to watch below.

“My first music video, my first political art of any type, but I can’t bear silence any longer,” Coman writes. “If it means something to you please share and long live the First Amendment!”

Tonight at Atwood’s, Coman will be joined by Peter Parcek on guitar, Joe Klompus on bass, and Chris Anzalone on the drums, with just-announced guest appearances by Danielle Miraglia and Ali McGuirk.

Boston music scene veteran and folk-blues guitarist Ryan Lee Crosby is also on the bill, and he’s releasing a limited-edition CD titled Live in Germany, which documents his recent European tour. Proceeds from that release will go to the ACLU and Planned Parenthood.

Buy advance tickets to tonight’s Atwood’s show here.

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