On Tuesday, August 27th from 6:30-8:00pm in the Kingsley Room, join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock with this informative and entertaining program.
Our guest Craig Harris incorporates rare recordings, archival video, insightful storytelling, group singing, and guided music-making into this presentation. The August 1969 Woodstock Exposition of Music and Art continues to reverberate cultural ripples and this program will not only stir memories but provide new perspectives.
Craig Harris has taught, written about, photographed, and played music for more than four decades. He is a master percussionist, educator, author, photographer, and the host of a popular weekly Friday night show. His 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) and Heartbeat, Warble and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music (2016), as well as countless music-oriented reviews, articles and photos for newspapers, magazines and websites. His passion for music, however, goes beyond the printed word. A skilled percussionist/drummer, he's performed in concert with Woodstock veterans Melanie and Rick Danko (The Band). In addition to working with an Americana group (Two Days Jeans), he’s been a member of the Gaea Star Band (with whom he co-hosts a syndicated weekly radio show) since 2014. After teaching music for more than a quarter of a century, Harris (who possesses a master's degree in education) launched his Drum Away the Blues program in 2009.
Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this presentation is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 203-262-0626 ext. 130 to register. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.