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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
Karen Warren
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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
Corwin Bolt, banjo
Samuel Mitchell
Elizabeth Cable, vocals
 Do Re Mi
 Bonaparte's Retreat
 The Wife of Usher's Well
(1802) Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border I traditional, Scottish (w/m)
 Good-Bye, Old Paint
(1921) Songs Of The Cowboys
 Another Man Done Gone
 Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down
(1934) Claude Ely (w/m)
 Broke Down Engine Blues
 Oregon Trail
(1944) Woody Guthrie (w/m)
 Worried Life Blues
(1941) Big Maceo Merriweather (w/m)
 Soldier's Joy
(17thc) traditional, Scottish (m)
 When I Lay My Burden Down
(1920s) traditional U. S. (w/m)
 The Blood-Strained Banders
(1936) [based on The Good Shepherd]

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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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The Eye Center
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