Jeff and Gordon will be joined by these voices for a couple of special songs:
WE REGRET THAT A MEDICAL EMERGENCY HAS CAUSED THIS CONCERT TO BE CANCELLED. LONG TERM THE SITUATION WILL BE OKAY, AND WE HOPE TO PRESENT THIS CONCERT, OR SOME FUTURE EVOLUTION OF IT, SOMETIME IN THE NEXT YEAR.
The sadness and misery of war is a subject touched on in hundreds of songs in the American folk idiom. Folk songs are also used to celebrate the simple joys of life. Jeff and Gordon will present a program of both categories of songs, as well as a few fiddle tunes thrown in for good measure. The concert will include some seldom heard songs which have special connections to the Monadnock region. As an added feature there will be a small group of local singers joining in for a couple of songs.
Jeff’s work as one of the most respected collectors and interpreters of traditional music has put him at the forefront the American traditional music scene. He has traveled far to visit “source singers”--farmers and miners who remembered the old songs and tunes--and closer at hand to libraries and archives, always look for the best of the music that was once common in out towns and villages. Jeff plays fiddle, banjo, mandocello, guitar, spoons, jaw’s harps and a few instruments hand-made by some folk craftsmen. He has toured extensively throughout the United States and to festivals in Canada, England, Ireland, The Netherlands, and Norway.
A trademark of Jeff’s concerts is the commentary and context he provides for each song. The audience can expect to be both entertained and educated.
Gordon is a master of piano (and occasional guitar) accompaniment that is subtle yet innovative, providing new perspective for old songs. Recently he has been exploring sources of long-lost songs which have a connection to the Monadnock Region.
This concert will be one (approximately) 90 minute set.