Karen Warren
Chico Schwall's American Roots
Bonaparte's Retreat
Discovering American Music
Wed, Oct 17, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Sheffer Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
A hundred years ago Cecil Sharp came to the US looking for old songs he could no longer hear sung in England, and he found them, in the southern Appalachians and northern cities. Song catchers of every stripe and motivation followed, academic folklorists and music lovers alike. Harold Courlander presented the first studies of Haitian and African American music, the WPA recorded songs and interviews in rural America and Alan Lomax recorded volumes of songs from Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie and others, along with a vast library of field recordings. We'll follow the trail of these song catchers and celebrate the treasures they found.
Event Personnel
Chico Schwall, director
Program
PROGRAM
 Do Re Mi
(1923) Topsy And Eva
Words & music by Duncan Sisters
 Bonaparte's Retreat
(1937)
Originally recorded by W. H. Stepp
 The Wife of Usher's Well
(1802) Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border II
Words & music by traditional English
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
W. H. Stepp, -
Duncan Sisters, -
traditional English, -
Associate Events
Ticket/Venue Info
Bonaparte's Retreat 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
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Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
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