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Concert Sponsor
Chico Schwall's American Roots
American Masters: Uncle Dave Macon & Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Wed, Feb 7, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Sheffer Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
Chico Schwall and his American Roots project pays tribute to 2 American masters: Uncle Dave Macon (Dave Harrison Macon, 1870-1952) and Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915-73). Uncle Dave Macon, also known as "The Dixie Dewdrop", got his start early, learning banjo from a vaudeville clown, which he used to entertain guests at his mother's Tennessee hotel and then folks he met at stops on his mule hauling freight company. In 1921 when motor freight drove wagon carriers out of business he went professional, became the first star of the Grand Old Opry and a prolific recording artist with a repertoire of old songs and new, all with his irreverent stamp and lively musicality. Rosetta Nubin (1915-73), was born in Arkansas to an evangelist in the Church of God in Christ and at 6, as Little Rosetta Nubin, joined her mother as a regular in her traveling evangelists troupe. They eventually settled in Chicago as permanent members of the Church there. The rest is history! She began performing in the Church and beyond as Sister Rosetta Tharpe (adopting a variation of her first husband's name) and created a passionate, lively, plugged-in version of gospel music and just may have invented rock and roll.
Event Personnel
Chico Schwall, vocals, banjo, fiddle, lap steel, accordion, guit.
Alli Bach, vocals, autoharp, accordion, dance
Corwin Bolt, guitar, banjo, bass
 Sit Down
 Shout, Sister, Shout!
Words & music by Alex Hill, Clarence Williams, Tim Brymn
 The Lonesome Road
Words by Nathaniel Shilkret - Music by Gene Austin
 My Man And I
Words & music by Sister Rosetta Tharpe
 What Is The Soul Of Man
- First recorded by Blind Willie Johnson
 That's All
- First recorded by Sister Rosetta Tharpe
 This Train
Words & music by traditional U. S. - First recorded by Florida Normal and Industrial Institute Quartette
 Two Little Fishes And Five Loaves Of Bread
Words & music by Bernie Hanighan
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
traditional U. S., -
Florida Normal and Industrial Institute Quartette, -
Gene Austin, 1900-1972
Tim Brymn, 1874-1946
Bernie Hanighan, 1908-1976
Alex Hill, 1906-1937
Blind Willie Johnson, 1897-1945
Nathaniel Shilkret, -
Sister Rosetta Tharpe, 1915-1973
Clarence Williams, 1898-1965
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Ticket/Venue Info
American Masters: Uncle Dave Macon & Sister Rosetta Tharpe 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
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