Stephen Wade, American folk musician & scholar
April 12, 2016 @ 7.30 pm
Harry T. Wilks Conference Center, Miami University Hamilton
With live music-making, projected images, and spoken narrative, 2013 Grammy nominee Stephen Wade explores the stories behind The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience. This exploration of the subjects of his award-winning book features thirteen iconic folksong performances captured on Library of Congress field recordings between 1934 and 1942. In a compellingly narrated multimedia musical performance, Wade weaves the music together with its largely unknown yet surprisingly influential creators, one of them Pete Steele of Hamilton, Ohio.
- Free public event presented by Miami University Regionals Appalachian Studies
- Reception and book signing to follow