Karen Warren
Concert Sponsor
Chico Schwall's American Roots
Blind Willie McTell & The Carter Family
American Masters
Wed, Feb 6, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Sheffer Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
Blind Willie McTell (1898-1959) did it all: blues, ragtime, hokum, slide guitar and all of it on his trademark 12-string guitar. He recorded, on various labels and under various names, dozens of commercial records in the 1920' and '30's and was recorded by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress in 1940. His song "Statesboro Blues" is one of the most covered songs in the sixties, a hint at his mighty legacy. The Carter Family went straight from family entertainment to recording stars in 1927 at the dawn of the record industry, and remained the favorites of musicians and listeners for decades. Propelled by vocal harmonies, Maybelle's driving and unique guitar playing and an endearing authenticity they recorded hundreds of songs and influenced generations of American music.
Chico and company pay tribute to these two American Masters.
Event Personnel
Chico Schwall, director, guitars, fiddle, vocals
Musicians
Elizabeth Cable, vocals
Corwin Bolt, bass, vocals
Samuel Mitchell, autoharp, banjo, piano
Program
The Carter Family
 Single Girl, Married Girl
(1928)
Words & music by A. P. Carter - First recorded by The Carter Family
 Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow Tree
(1900s)
Words by Bradley Kincaid - First recorded by Ernest Thompson
 John Hardy Was A Desperate Little Man
(1890s)
Words & music by traditional U. S. - First recorded by Ernest Stoneman
 Little Darling, Pal Of Mine
(1928)
Words & music by A. P. Carter - First recorded by The Carter Family
 Keep On The Sunny Side
(1928)
Words & music by A. P. Carter - First recorded by The Carter Family
 Don't Forget This Song
(1929)
Words & music by A. P. Carter - First recorded by The Carter Family
 Sweet Fern
(1929)
Words & music by A. P. Carter - First recorded by The Carter Family
 My Clinch Mountain Home
(1929)
Words & music by A. P. Carter - First recorded by The Carter Family
 Fifty Miles of Elbow Room
(1930)
Words & music by Rev. F. W. McGee - First recorded by Rev. F. W. McGee
 Meet Me By Moonlight, Alone
(1928)
Words & music by A. P. Carter - First recorded by The Carter Family
 Wildwood Flower
(1860)
Words by Maud Irving - Music by Joseph P. Webster
 Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?
(1928)
Words & music by A. P. Carter
Blind Willie McTell
 Broke Down Engine
(1930)
- First recorded by Blind Sammie
 Kill It, Kid
(1950)
Words & music by Blind Willie McTell - First recorded by Barrel House Sammy
 Statesboro Blues
(1928)
Words & music by Blind Willie McTell - First recorded by Blind Willie McTell
 Mama Ain't Long Fo' Day
(1927)
Words & music by Blind Willie McTell - First recorded by Blind Willie McTell
 Baby And It Must Be Love
(1938)
Words & music by Aletha Dickerson-Robinson - First recorded by Bob Howard
 Experience Blues
(1931)
Words & music by Ruth Mary Willis - First recorded by William Samuel McTier, Ruth Day
 I Got To Cross The River of Jordan
(1940)
- First recorded by Blind Willie McTell
 Kind Mama
(1929)
- First recorded by Blind Sammie
 Georgia Rag
(1931)
- First recorded by Georgia Bill
 Don't Forget It!
(1939)
Words & music by Tampa Red - First recorded by Tampa Red
 Come on Around to My House Mama
(1929)
Words & music by Blind Willie McTell - First recorded by Blind Sammie
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
traditional U. S., -
Blind Sammie, 1898-1959
The Carter Family, -
Barrel House Sammy, 1898-1959
Georgia Bill, 1898-1959
Tampa Red, 1903-1981
A. P. Carter, -
Eva Davis, -
Ruth Day, -
Aletha Dickerson-Robinson, 1902-1994
Bob Howard, 1906-1986
Maud Irving, -
Bradley Kincaid, -
Rev. F. W. McGee, -
Blind Willie McTell, 1898-1959
William Samuel McTier, 1898-1959
Ernest Stoneman, 1893-1968
Ernest Thompson, -
Joseph P. Webster, 1819-1875
Sonny Boy Williams, 1914-1948
Ruth Mary Willis, -
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Ticket/Venue Info
Blind Willie McTell & The Carter Family 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 
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