Karen Warren
Concert sponsor
Chico Schwall's American Roots
American Song Craft
Songwriting in the U.S. from William Billings to Townes Van Zandt and Beyond
Wed, May 10, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
From the colonial period to the 21st century song makers in America have found plenty to sing about, and our music developed its own voice from the start. Anonymous folk singers, hymn composers, professional songwriters and singing performers have sought new paths and created new forms. A thread runs through the music of Stephen Foster (1826-64), Blind Willie McTell (1898-1959), Woody Guthrie (1912-67), Joni Mitchell (1943-) and others as they searched for authenticity and expression.
PROGRAM
SET I
 Chester
(1770)
Words & music by William Billings
 Jefferson And Liberty
(1801)
Words & music by anonymous
 Idumea
(1817)
Words by A. Davidson
Music by Charles Wesley
 Home, Sweet Home
(1823)
Words by John Howard Payne
Music by traditional, Sicilian
 Pat Do This, Pat Do That
(1920s)
Words & music by traditional
 Beautiful Dreamer
(1862)
Words & music by Stephen Foster
 I Ride An Old Paint
(1900s)
Words & music by anonymous
 Statesboro Blues
(1928)
Words & music by Blind Willy McTell
 Fingerprint Blues
(1920s)
Words & music by traditional U. S.
 I've Got To Know
(1963)
Words & music by Woody Guthrie
 Paths Of Victory
(1964)
Words & music by Bob Dylan
 Talkin' 'Bout A Revolution
(1988)
Words & music by Tracy Chapman
 To Live's To Fly
(1999)
Words & music by Townes Van Zandt
 Welcome To The Human Race
(1988)
Words & music by Pat MacDonald
SET II
 Angeles
(1997)
 A Perfect Day
(1909)
Words & music by Carrie Jacobs-Bond
 Hard Times Come Again No More
(1854)
Words & music by Stephen Collin Foster
 Fifty Years Ago
(1986) Cowboyology
Words & music by Ian Tyson
 Mayn Rue Platz
(1911)
Words by Morris Rosenfeld
Music by traditional, Yiddish
 Love Me, I'm A Liberal
(1965)
Words & music by Phil Ochs
 The Mortician's Daughter
(1992)
Words & music by Freedy Johnston
 I Think About You
(1995)
Words & music by Steve Seskin, Don Schlitz
 That Song About The Midway
(1968) Clouds
Words & music by Joni Mitchell
 Louisiana 1927
(1974) Good Old Boys
Words & music by Randy Newman
 Rant & Roll
(1997)
Words & music by John Trudell
 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
(1860s)
Words & music by Wallis Willis
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Bob Dylan, -
William Billings, -
A. Davidson, -
John Howard Payne, -
Henry R. Bishop, -
Blind Willy McTell, -
Tracy Chapman, -
Townes Van Zandt, -
Pat MacDonald, -
John Trudell, -
Joni Mitchell, -
Steve Seskin, -
Don Schlitz, -
Freedy Johnston, -
traditional, Yiddish, -
traditional, Sicilian, -
Wallis Willis, -
Carrie Jacobs-Bond, 1862-1946
Ian Tyson, 1933-
anonymous, -
Stephen Foster, 1826-1864
Stephen Collin Foster, 1826-1864
Woody Guthrie, 1912-1967
Randy Newman, -
Phil Ochs, -
Morris Rosenfeld, -
traditional, -
traditional U. S., -
Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
Ticket/Venue Info
American Song Craft Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
A19.00  17.25  16.25  15.25  9.50 
B19.00  17.25  16.25  15.25  9.50 
C15.00  13.50  12.75  12.00  7.50 
Recital Hall
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Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
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