Kevin's Culture Corner:

Thursday September 21, 2017 at 7:00pm Troubadours & Troublemakers: The Politics and Music of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan at Burlington Public Library, Burlington MA


According to the Nashua Library Director: "The event (2-12-15) was a great success..."

Kevin had a "deep knowledge and enthusiastic delivery."

Here is what the BURLINGTON UNION (2-26-15) wrote:

"Lively Presentation" "Energetic Commentary"

"Comtois even showed off his own James Brown moves"

Copies of my new book Troubadours & Troublemakers: The Evolution of American Protest Music will be available to purchase at each presentation!

Upcoming Presentations:



Past Presentations:


61) Wednesday June 22 at 7:30 Swinging Our Way to Victory: The Music of the WWII Era at Edgewood Retirement Community, North Andover MA


60) Wednesday June 14th at 7:00 pm Swinging Our Way to Victory: The Music of the World War II Era at Brooksby Village in Peabody


59) Wednesday June 7th 2017 at 7:30 pm Sin to Swing: The Evolution of Jazz in America at Needham Public Library


58) Thursday April 27, 2017 at 7:15 Huntington of Nashua for Sin to Swing: The Evolution of Jazz in America


57) Thursday January 12, 2017 at 7:30, Sin to Swing: The Evolution of Jazz in America at Edgewood Retirement Community in North Andover 


56)Thursday December 15th at 6:00 pm, Affirmation and Integration: The Rise of RocknRoll and Youth Culture at Langley-Adams Library, Groveland, MA


55) Sunday Afternoon at 2:30 November 20, 2016, Spirituals to Hip Hop: The Social and Political History of American Music, at Stevens Memorial Library
345 Main Street, North Andover, MA 0184


54) Thursday October 27th at 7:30 pm Affirmation & Integration: Rock n Roll and the Rise of Youth Culture at Edgewood Retirement Community in North Andover


53) Thursday October 6, 2016 at 6:30 pm: Affirmation & Integration: Rock'n'Roll and the Rise of Youth Culture at Milford Senior Center 


52) Thursday September 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm Spirituals to Hip Hop: The Social and Political History of American Music at Groton Public Library


51) Thursday September 1st 2016 at 7:30 Slaves Soldiers & Abolitionists: The Music of the Civil War Era at Edgewood Retirement Community North Andover


50) Thursday June 30th at 2:00 pm Spirituals to Hip Hop: The Social and Political History of American Music at Edgewood Retirement Community in North Andover


​49) Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 2:00 pm Troubadours & Troublemakers: The Music and Politics of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan, at Linchfield Senior Center


​​48) Tuesday June 21, at 11:00 am, Sin to Swing: The Evolution of Jazz in America, Milford Senior Center, 60 North Bow Street, Milford, MA 01757


​47) Thursday, June 16 2016 at 6:30 pm, Affirmation and Integration: Rock and Roll and the Rise of Youth Culture at Peabody Institute Library Peabody Institute Library · 82 Main Street · Peabody, MA 01960 · 978-531-0100


46) Monday June 13, 2016 at 6:00 pm Swinging Our Way to Victory: The Music of the World War II Era, at Langley -Adams Library, 185 Main Street, Groveland Massachusetts 01834


​45) Thursday, June 9, 2016, Spirituals to Hip Hop: The Social and Political History of American Music at Hooksett Public Library 31 Mount Saint Mary’s Way, Hooksett, NH 03106 Tel: 603.485.6092


44) Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 7:30 pm Troubadours & Troublemakers: The Music and Politics of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan at Needham Public Library 1139 Highland Ave, Needham Heights, MA 02494


​43) Thursday, May 26, 2016, Affirmation and Integration: Rock and Roll and the Rise of Youth Culture, TAPED for BROADCAST at 7:00 pm at BATV Billerica Access Television, Inc., 430 Boston Road, Billerica, MA 01821


42) Thursday May 19, 2016, 7:00 pm Swinging Our Way to Victory, The Music of the World War II Era, Peabody Institute Library · 82 Main Street · Peabody, MA 01960 · 978-531-0100


41) Thursday April 28, 2016, at 7:00 pm Sin to Swing: The Evolution of Jazz in America, Peabody Institute Library · 82 Main Street · Peabody, MA 01960 ·


40) Thursday April 14, 2016 Troubadours and Troublemakers: The Music and Politics of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan, ​TAPED for BROADCAST at 7:00 pm in BATV Billerica Access Television, Inc.,   430 Boston Road, Billerica, MA 01821


39) Sunday, March 20, 2016, Slaves, Soldiers and Abolitionists: The Music of the Civil War Era, North Andover Public Library, Stevens Memorial Library, 345 Main Street, North Andover, MA 01845 


​38) Thursday March 17, 2016 at 7:00 Spirituals to Hip Hop: The Social and Political History of American Music at Peabody Institute Library


37) Thursday March 10, 2016 - Swinging Our Way to Victory; The Music of World War II - ​TAPED for BROADCAST on BATV Billerica Access Television, Inc., 

430 Boston Road, Billerica, MA 01821 


36) Thursday February 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm - Labor Music and Radical Politics: The Music of Joe Hill and the IWW at ​TAPED for BROADCAST on BATV Billerica Access Television, Inc., 430 Boston Road, Billerica, MA 01821, (978) 663-2284, info@batvinc.org


35) Thursday, February 4, 2016 - Spirituals to Hip Hop: The Evolution of American Music - Peabody Institute Library Danvers. 15 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923


34) Thursday, January 14, Thursday 2016 - Sin to Swing: The Evolution of Jazz in America ​TAPED for BROADCAST on BATV Billerica Access Television, Inc., 430 Boston Road, Billerica, MA 01821


33) Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 6:30 pm Thursday for Troubadours and Troublemakers: The Music and Politics of Guthrie, Seeger & Dylan at Newburyport Public Library


32) Thursday October 8, 2015 at 7 pm Slaves, Soldiers & Abolitionists: the Music of the Civil War Era at 7:00 pm TAPED for BROADCAST on BATV Billerica Access Television, Billerica, MA 01821


31) Wednesday September 16, 2015 at 6:00 pm - Sin to Swing: The Evolution of Jazz in America - at the Nesmith Library, Windham, NH


​30) Thursday, September 10, 2015 - Spirituals to Hip Hop: The Social and Political History of American Music -  
Billerica Access Television, Inc., 430 Boston Road, Billerica, MA 01821, (978) 663-2284, info@batvinc.org


29) Thursday, September 3, 2015 7:00 pm - Swinging Our Way to Victory: The Music of the World War II Era - The Huntington of Nashua - 55 Kent Lane, Nashua, NH 03062


​28) July 30, 2015, Thursday at 7:00 pm - Troubadours and Troublemakers: The Music & Politics of Guthrie, Seeger & Dylan -  for the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen, MA


27) July 22, 2015, Wednesday at 2:00 pm  - Swinging Our Way to Victory: Music of the World War II Era - for the Litchfield Seniors at Litchfield Community Church, 259 Charles Bancroft Highway, Litchfield, NH 03052


26) July 20, 2015, Monday at 6:30 pm - Sin to Swing: The Evolution of Jazz in America at Plaistow Library, 85 Main street, Plaistow NH


25) July 13, 2015 at 2:30 pm - Sin to Swing: The Evolution of Jazz in America - at Waterstone at Wellesley, MA


24) July 9, 2015, Thursday at 7:00 pm- Troubadours and Troublemakers: The Music and Politics of Guthrie, Seeger & Dylan at the Tewksbury Memorial Library in Tewksbury MA


23) July 7, 2015, Tuesday at 7:30 pm - Troubadours and Troublemakers: The Music and Politics of Guthrie, Seeger & Dylan at the Huntington of Nashua 55 Kent Lane, Nashua, NH


22) June 22, 2015 , Monday at 7:00 pm - Troubadours & Troublemakers: The Music and Politics of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger & Bob Dylan at the Peabody Institute Library


21) June 18, 2015, Thursday at 6:30 pm - Troubadours & Troublemakers: The Music and Politics of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger & Bob Dylan at the Hooksett Library in Hooksett NH


20) June 16, 2015, Tuesday at 7:00 pm - Troubadours & Troublemakers: The Music and Politics of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger & Bob Dylan - at Reading Senior Center, Reading MA


19) June ​12, 2015, Friday at 10:00 am - Sin to Swing: The Evolution of Jazz in America - at the Wellesley Council on Aging, 219 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481


18) May 18, 2015 Monday at 9:30 am - Sin to Swing: The Evolution off Jazz in America - at the Somerville Council on Aging - Holland Street Center, 167 Holland Street, Somerville, MA.


​17) May 15, 2015, Friday at 7:00 pm - Tewksbury Historical Society Fundraiser -Swinging Our Way to Victory: The Music of the World War II Era - at Tewksbury Senior Center, 175 Chandler Street, Tewksbury, MA 01876


16) April 18, 2015 Saturday at 2:00 pm, Slaves Soldier & Abolitionists: The Music of the Civil War Era - at General Israel Putnam Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at the Judge Samuel House, 171 Holten Street, Danvers, MA 01923


15) April 10, 2015, Friday, Ragtime to Bop: The Evolution of Jazz in America, at St. Joseph's School In Haverhill - PRIVATE PRESENTATION


14) February 20, 2015, Friday at 10:00 am - Spirituals to Hip Hop: The Evolution of American Popular Music at the Chelmsford Senior Center.


13) February 19, 20015, Thursday at 7:00 pm - Spirituals to Hip Hop: The Evolution of American Popular Music at the Burlington Public Library


12) February 12, 2015 Thursday at 7:00 pm - Troubadours & Troublemakers: The Music and Politics of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan at the Nashua, NH Public Library


​​11) January 23, Friday at 10:00 am - Troubadours & Troublemakers: The Music and Politics of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan at The Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481


10) October 17, 2014, Friday 10:00 am - Swinging Our Way to Victory: American Popular Music of the World War II Era at Chelmsford Senior Center


9) September 29, 2014 - Swinging Our Way to Victory: American Popular Music of the World War II Era - Monday September 29th at 6:30 pm at the Portsmouth Public Library in Portsmouth, New Hampshire


8) September 24, 7:00 pm Troubadours and Troublemakers: The Music and Politics of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger & Bob Dylan. Reuben Hour Library, Littleton MA


7) June 7, 2014 12 Noon - Slaves, Soldiers & Abolitionists: The Music of the Civil War Era, Langley-Adams Library, Groveland, MA


6) February 26, 2014 - Spirituals to Hip Hop: The Evolution of American Popular Music at Wilmington Memorial Library


5) February 10, 2014 - Spirituals to Hip Hop: The Evolution of American Popular Music at the Beverley Public Library part of "Monday Mornings" lecture series. 


4) February 3, 2014  - From Sin to Swing: The Evolution of Jazz in America at the Langley-Adams Library, Groveland, MA 


3) August 6, 2013 - Troubadours and Troublemakers, Langley-Adams Library, Groveland


2) February 27, 2013 - Spirituals to Hip Hop, Andover Public Library


1) January 28, 2013 - Spirituals to Hip Hop, Langley-Adams Library, Groveland

The Social & Political History of American Music Presentation Series