BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Washington College//NONSGML v1.0//EN X-WR-CALNAME:Washington College Events BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/New_York BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZNAME:EDT DTSTART:20130310T070000 RDATE:20130310T070000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/New_York BEGIN:STANDARD TZNAME:EST DTSTART:20131103T060000 RDATE:20131103T060000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20130919T180000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20130919T190000 GEO:39.217545;-76.06976 SUMMARY:Stephen Wade - The Beautiful Music All Around Us DESCRIPTION:__________________________________________\n\n Author and Musician Stephen Wade will be talking about his new book\, The Beautiful Music All Around Us\, while he sings and plays his banjo. Free and open to the public\, this event is co-sposnored by the Washington College Concert Series (Premier Artists Series) and the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience. It is also part of the 2013 Chestertown Book Festival.\n The book\, The Beautiful Music All Around Us\, is the product of nearly two decades of field research across the American South during which Stephen tracked down the communities\, families\, performers\, and others who had witnessed or participated in landmark field recordings made in the 1930s and 1940s through the Library of Congress. The stories he has to tell about this research are a rich blend of music history\, especially the evolution of traditional tunes as they pass through the hands of creative individuals\, and deeply moving backstories of the mostly unsung performers whose playing and singing is preserved on the recordings. He is a dynamic\, deeply informed presenter whose work would speak to ethnomusicologists by virtue of his ingenious fieldwork\, to musicologists interested in American roots music\, and to the general public by virtue of the great human interest stories he has uncovered. \nMore Information about Stephen Wade:Stephen Wade on WGN-TVLearn more about Stephen Wade's Book Contact\n Email: concertseries@washcoll.edu\n Web: concertseries.washcoll.edu\n Phone: (410) 778-7839 \n \n Jonathan McCollum\, Ph.D.\n Premier Artist Series\, Artistic Director\n jmccollum2@washcoll.edu\n 410-778-6549\n \n Ken Schweitzer\, D.M.A\n Concert Series Advisory Council\, Chair\n kschweitzer2@washcoll.edu\n 410-778-7836\n  \n   X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

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\n Author and Musician Stephen Wade will be talking about his new book, The Beautiful Music All Around Us, while he sings and plays his banjo. Free and open to the public, this event is co-sposnored by the Washington College Concert Series (Premier Artists Series) and the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience. It is also part of the 2013 Chestertown Book Festival.

\n The book, The Beautiful Music All Around Us, is the product of nearly two decades of field research across the American South during which Stephen tracked down the communities, families, performers, and others who had witnessed or participated in landmark field recordings made in the 1930s and 1940s through the Library of Congress. The stories he has to tell about this research are a rich blend of music history, especially the evolution of traditional tunes as they pass through the hands of creative individuals, and deeply moving backstories of the mostly unsung performers whose playing and singing is preserved on the recordings. He is a dynamic, deeply informed presenter whose work would speak to ethnomusicologists by virtue of his ingenious fieldwork, to musicologists interested in American roots music, and to the general public by virtue of the great human interest stories he has uncovered. \n

More Information about Stephen Wade:

Contact

\n Email: concertseries@washcoll.edu
\n Web: concertseries.washcoll.edu
\n Phone: (410) 778-7839 \n

\n Jonathan McCollum, Ph.D.
\n Premier Artist Series, Artistic Director
\n jmccollum2@washcoll.edu
\n 410-778-6549\n

\n Ken Schweitzer, D.M.A
\n Concert Series Advisory Council, Chair
\n kschweitzer2@washcoll.edu
\n 410-778-7836\n

 

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