Woodstock: A 50th Anniversary Celebration
Join percussionist, storyteller, educator, author, music historian, and radio host Craig Harris for an action-packed 50th anniversary celebration of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Festival that includes archival audio/video, behind-the-scenes stories, singing, guided music-making, and a half-century of memories.
Craig Harris' latest book, Bluegrass, Newgrass, Old-time and Americana Music was published in 2018. He's also the author of The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music (2014), Heartbeat, Warble and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music (2016), and The New Folk Music (1993). His reviews, articles, and photographs have appeared in countless newspapers, magazines and websites. The written word, however, is only one outlet for his passion for music. As a percussionist/drummer, Harris has accompanied C.J. Chenier & His Red Hot Zydeco Band, Greg Brown, Jonathan Edwards, Rod MacDonald, and Woodstock veterans Melanie, and the late Rick Danko (The Band). He currently plays with an Americana group (Two Days Jeans), a jazz fusion trio (Fuse), and a global-spirit ensemble, the Gaea Star Band, with whom he’s co-hosted a syndicated live music radio show since 2014.
All ages welcome. Drop-in, no registration. Sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library.
- Saturday, September 14, 2019
- 2:00pm - 3:30pm
- Hubbard Room
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