Hear songs from both sides of the bar

The Lost Radio Rounders will perform “Demon Rum! Songs of Temperance and Prohibition” on Thursday, Dec. 3, for a New Scotland Historical Association program, free and open to the public.

To the Editor:

The temperance movement reached fever pitch in the early 1900s. Campaigns for and against prohibition were waged and one means of expressing one’s view was through song.

As the 100th anniversary of the implementation of the 18th Amendment approaches, the popular duo, Lost Radio Rounders, will perform songs of temperance and prohibition “from both sides of the bar, with some trying to quell the flow of demon rum and others hurrying to drink it up.”

Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck make up the Lost Radio Rounders. Performing in the style and dress of a brother duo in the 1930s when families would gather around the radio in the evening, their programs are well-researched, historically accurate, and fun! The duo has been praised for helping to keep the legacy of American folk music alive.

Come and enjoy this entertaining and educational program on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m., at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center in New Salem on Old New Salem Road. Admission is always free.

On the same day and at the same location, please take the opportunity to take in the exhibits at the New Scotland Historical Association Museum, which will be open for a half-hour before the program.

Judy Kimes


New Scotland

Historical Association

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