Unraveling America’s Musical Roots, multimedia program with musician and author Craig Harris, at the Morris Public Library, Wednesday, April 24, at 6 p.m.
Join musician and author/photographer Craig Harris for his multimedia and participatory general audience program, Unraveling America’s Musical Roots, offered in conjunction with his new book, Bluegrass, Newgrass, Old-time, and Americana Music (Pelican Publishing, May 2018). The event will present the archival audio/film, well-researched storytelling, and collective music-making. Unraveling America’s Musical Roots will take the audience from old-time Appalachian string bands and bluegrass banjo players to Americana experimenters and beyond.
Craig Harris, an author and photographer of The New Folk Music; The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music; Heartbeat, Warble, and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music; and Bluegrass, Newgrass, Old-time, and Americana Music, has covered roots music for newspapers and magazines for more than four decades. His passion for music, however, goes beyond the written word. A highly respected percussionist, he has appeared in concert and/or on recordings with Rod MacDonald, Jonathan Edwards, Greg Brown, Don White, Melanie, and Rick Danko (The Band). As a member of the Gaea Star Band, he’s co-hosted the weekly syndicated Gaea Crystal Radio Hour since 2014
To register for this FREE event with the Library: 860-567-7440 or www.morrispubliclibrary.net