The American Folk Song

Event Details

When
07/21/2012 - 6:00pm
Where
Franklin Creek Grist Mill
1893 Twist Rd
Franklin Grove, IL, 61031-9315
United States
See map: Google Maps
County: 
Lee
Fee: 
Free. Open to the public.
Sponsor Organization: 
Franklin Creek Preservation Area Committee
Where
Franklin Creek Grist Mill
1893 Twist Rd
Franklin Grove, IL, 61031-9315
See map: Google Maps
County: 
Lee
Fee: 
Free. Open to the public.
Sponsor Organization: 
Franklin Creek Preservation Area Committee
A Road Scholar Program by Mark Dvorak

Although the American heritage is influenced by many cultures from around the world, American folk and popular music are built primarily upon the influences of African and British Isles peoples' music. Using some of our best-loved folk songs as a stepping off point, Mark's engaging stories trace these songs through decades of American history, and shows how the songs changed with the social issues of the day. Through banjo and guitar, this program offers a slice of Americana, featuring songs, oral histories, demonstrations and the music of folk artists like Lead Belly and Woody Guthrie.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Julie Hage, 815.288.5445.

The Illinois Humanities Council [IHC] is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Illinois General Assembly [through the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency], as well as by contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed by speakers, program participants, or audiences do not necessarily reflect those of the NEH, the IHC, our partnering organizations or our funders.