I'm looking forward to being a part of two exciting events in Knoxville, TN next month. Just in the last year, I've traveled there to play the Rhythm & Blooms Festival last summer and then open for Old Crow Medicine Show at the Tennessee Theatre last winter. So it's just about time to head back!
- Thursday, 3/12, 7:00 PM - Bijou Theatre - performance and lecture as part of the Wilma Dykeman Stokely Memorial Lecture series, presented by The Library Society of the University of Tennessee and the Friends of the Knox County Public Library. The event is FREE and open to the public but registration is required.
- Friday, 3/13, 1:30 PM - Natalie L. Haslam Music Center at the University of Tennessee Knoxville - guest performance as part of the Annual Conference of the The Society for Ethnomusicology Southeast and Caribbean Chapter. FREE and open to the public but seating is limited.
This is a few days late but here are some of my thoughts about Black History Month that I wrote up for Music Maker Relief Foundation. I wanted to highlight Huddie Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly, songster Guy Davis and folk song impresario Alan Lomax. These three men have had a strong impact on my life, and this year I want to honor their work in the arts.
Photo by Tim Duffy & Aaron Greenhood