Music in the Mountains

  • Rocky Ridge Music Center
  • September 3, 2017
  • Location: 465 Longs Peak Rd, Rocky Ridge Music Center, CO
  • Phone: (970) 586-4031
  • Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: General Admission $25; Students/Seniors $20; Children Under 12 Free
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On September 3rd at 3:00pm, the diverse and talented faculty of the American Roots Music Program will probe a plethora of styles including blues, bluegrass, Cajun and Creole, old-time mountain ballad and song styles, square dance fiddling, and newly written works.

Organizer of this session, Stephen Wade has spent nearly his entire life in study of American folklife through music and writing. He developed Banjo Dancing, a theatrical performance that combines storytelling, traditional music, and percussive dance, which went on to become one of the longest-running off-Broadway shows in the country. Wade has received many awards including the Joseph Jefferson Award for his theatre piece On the Way Home, the Helen Hays/Charles MacArthur award for his work on the world premiere of Zora Neale Hurston’s Polk County, ASCAP Deems Taylor award for his book, The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience, and his Grammy-nominated album Banjo Diary: Lessons from Tradition on Smithsonian Folkways.

In addition to Wade, singer and writer Sharon Arms; internationally-known singer, fingerpicking guitarist, and lap-slide expert Mary Flower; multi-instrumentalists from various Mexican music traditions Maria McCullough & Yahví Pichardo; innovative banjo and guitar player with six solo CDs Dick Weissman; Chicago-based bassist Aaron Smith; and more will be performing. This final “Music in the Mountains” concert promises to be a romping good time—not to be missed.

Music in the Mountains