Drum Away the Blues with Craig Harris

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Join percussionist, author, and Washington, DC radio host Craig Harris for a  fun-filled, stress-relieving mix of songs, stories, and participatory music-making. 

Music historian, educator, storyteller, percussionist, photographer, and Bluegrass Country Radio show host, Craig Harris is the author of Crossing Borders: My Journey in Music, the memoir of Max Baca of the Grammy-winning Los Texmaniacs (2021), Bluegrass, Newgrass, Old-time and Americana Music (2018), The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music (2014/2017), Heartbeat, Warble, and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music (2016), The New Folk Music (1993), and the forthcoming Rise Up Indigenous Music (scheduled for Spring 2023). A member of the Gaea Star Band (with whom he’s co-hosted the weekly syndicated Gaea Crystal Radio Hour since 2014) and Two Day Jeans, Harris has played with C.J. Chenier, Greg Brown, Jonathan Edwards, Rod MacDonald, Melanie, Mustard’s Retreat, Merl Saunders, Rick Danko (The Band), and Los Texmaniacs.

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this event is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Registration is required. This program is sponsored by the Charles H. and Ella Emery Rutledge Fund. For more information about this program, please email Rebecca at rrandall@biblio.org or call the reference desk at 203-262-0626 ext 130.



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