Tyra Penn and the Snakes of Amazonia present The United Snakes of America
July 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Riverside Park, Riverside Drive
Thompson, CT 06255
As a musical commemoration of the centennial of women’s suffrage in America, vocalist Tyra Penn brings her band The Army of Snakes to Thompson in a special all-female lineup, The Snakes of Amazonia! To honor those brave Victorian ladies who marched shoulder to shoulder into the fray, the Snakes will present a patriotic program of song, from their own particular perspective. We shall review the founding documents, and share the greatest American folk songs. Follow our heroines on their trip across the sea to reach these golden shores, and as they travel that ribbon of highway, all the way to a possible dystopian agrarian future. They will meet many mysterious strangers, from a partisan, to a lady in a harbor, to a man with a hammer, until at last they find their way home.
Songs by Bob Dylan, The Gershwins, Woody Guthrie and, of course, Tom Waits.
Tyra Penn – vocals; Molly Flannery – keyboards; Melanie Howell Brooks – sax; Nicole Sutka – bass; Miki Matsuki – drums
Since this concert is a part of Thompson’s “Six Months of Suffrage”, commemorating the ratification of the 19th Amendment allowing women to vote in America, voter registration cards will be available. We encourage first time voters to sign up, and make their voices heard!