Karen Warren
Concert Sponsor
Chico Schwall's American Roots
Mississippi Echoes
Wed, Oct 18, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Sheffer Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
To most people Mississippi remains both familiar and exotic. The birthplace of Muddy Waters, Jimmie Rodgers, Robert Johnson, William Faulkner, Elvis Presley and Leontyne Price, its influence is felt everywhere, yet it remains shrouded in mystery, rich in legend.
It was a place of Native heritage and early exploration (at various times "claimed" by France, Spain and England), a major player in the Civil War and its aftermath and a battleground in the civil rights struggle. Mississippi blues musicians (Son House, Charlie Patton, Booker White, John Hurt, etc.) were well represented in the commercial recordings of the '20's and 30's, and rural traditions were documented by the WPA and Lomax projects in the '30's and beyond.
As place influences culture, culture influences place. Mississippi's music has radiated to the whole country for generations and continues to do so today. The shape for this opening concert in Chico Schwall's 2017-18 American Roots series will be geographical rather than chronological. We'll travel Mississippi's colorful territory (the Yazoo Delta, forests and hill country) and equally colorful place names (Tupelo, Avalon, Biloxi, Meridian, etc) and collect the scraps to make a big patchwork quilt of story and song.
Chico is joined by Alli Bach, Corwin Bolt and Josh Britten.
Event Personnel
Chico Schwall, vocals, banjo, fiddle, lap steel, accordion, guit.
Alli Bach, vocals, autoharp, accordion, dance
Corwin Bolt, guitar, banjo, bass
 Aberdeen Mississippi Blues
Originally recorded by Booker White
 Old Joe Bone
Originally recorded by Carter Brothers
 Spike Driver Blues
Originally recorded by Mississippi John Hurt
 Avalon Quick Step
Originally recorded by Namour and Smith
 Mississippi Boweavil Blues
Originally recorded by The Masked Marvel
 Down The Dirt Road Blues
Originally recorded by Charley Patton
 John The Revelator
Originally recorded by Blind Willie Johnson
 I Be's Troubled
Words & music by Muddy Waters
 In The Jailhouse Now
Words & music by Jimmie Rodgers
Originally recorded by Jimmie Rodgers
 Any Old Time
Originally recorded by Jimmie Rodgers
 Jenny On The Railroad
Words & music by traditional U. S.
Originally recorded by Carter Brothers
 Roll On The Ground
Originally recorded by Al Hopkins and His Buckle Busters
 Pony Blues
Originally recorded by Charley Patton
 Indian War Whoop
Music by Hoyt Ming
Originally recorded by Floyd Ming and his Pep Steppers
 Come On In My Kitchen
Originally recorded by Robert Johnson
 Mississippi Lowdown
Originally recorded by Carter Brothers, Walter Jacobs
 Sitting On Top Of The World
Words & music by Carter Brothers, Walter Jacobs
Originally recorded by The Mississippi Sheiks
 Bring It To Jerome
Words & music by Jerome Green
 Heartbreak Hotel
Words & music by Elvis Presley, Mae Boren Axton, Tommy Durden
 Miss The Mississippi And You
Originally recorded by Jimmie Rodgers
 Mississippi Echoes
Originally recorded by The Ray Brothers
 Saddle Up The Grey
Words & music by traditional U. S.
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Carter Brothers, -
Namour and Smith, -
The Ray Brothers, -
The Mississippi Sheiks, -
Hoyt Ming, -
Floyd Ming and his Pep Steppers, -
Al Hopkins and His Buckle Busters, -
Thadeus C. Willingham, -
Walter Jacobs, -
Jerome Green, -
Charley Patton, 1891-1934
The Masked Marvel, 1891-1934
Mississippi John Hurt, 1892-1966
Blind Willie Johnson, 1897-1945
Son House, 1902-1988
Booker White, 1909-1977
Robert Johnson, 1911-1938
Muddy Waters, 1913-1983
Mae Boren Axton, 1914-1997
Tommy Durden, 1919-1999
Gene Autry, 1907-1998
Elvis Presley, -
Jimmie Rodgers, 1897-1933
traditional U. S., -
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Ticket/Venue Info
Mississippi Echoes Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
A19.00  17.25  16.25  15.25  9.50 
B15.00  13.50  12.75  12.00  7.50 
Sheffer Recital Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
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