Pat Scanlon & The Black Water String Band – Songs For Future Generations – Vinyl Album
Brand new, never played and still sealed in the factory plastic seal
Rounder Records 4016 1984
Pat Scanlon is a Vietnam Veteran, Environmental Activist and banjo playing Singer Songwriter. Pats songs reflect his commitment to a variety of progressive causes. As the environmental group Greenpeace said of his music. Pats songs sing of the love of the earth, of the wonder of life and of the need for us all to fight the attitudes of greed and waste that pollute our air and water, kill endangered species, promote dangerous energy policies, and lead us to the very brink of nuclear holocaust.
Pats first album, Songs for Future Generations, was on Rounder Records, co-sponsored by Greenpeace and recorded with the Black Water String Band from Concord New Hampshire. It is amazing that after twenty years these songs about the environment, social equality and economic justice, peace, nuclear weapons and energy are still so relevant today.
Pat served in the US Army for three years and worked at MACV (Military Assistance Command Vietnam) Headquarters in Saigon for the year of 1969. As an intelligence analyst with a top secret clearance he worked in intelligence (J2) of B52 strikes throughout Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. This experience dramatically changed his life. Upon returning from Vietnam Pat joined Vietnam Veterans Against the War and has been involved in social, political, environmental, peace and anti-nuclear activities ever since.
Pats lifes work and passion for over thirty years has been in recycling. He has served on the Board of Directors of the National Recycling Coalition(5 years) and the Pennsylvania Resources Council (the oldest environmental organization in Penna.). He is also the founder and past president of MassRecycle, the Massachusetts Recycling Coalition, to name a few.
A couple of years ago Pat released his CD We Can Do It. Some of Bostons best folk / bluegrass musicians joined Pat in producing a very upbeat meaningful compilation of original songs.