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Event: Woodstock: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday July 25, 2019
6:00 PM until 8:00 PM


In his presentation Woodstock: A 50th Anniversary Celebration Craig Harris incorporates rare recordings, archival video, insightful storytelling, group singing, and  guided music-making. The August 1969 Woodstock Exposition of Music and Art continues to reverberate cultural ripples and this program will not only stir memories but provide new perspective.

Craig Harris has taught, written about, photographed, and played music for more than four decades. A master percussionist, educator, author, photographer, and the host of a popular weekly Friday night radio show in Washington, DC. His latest book Bluegrass, Newgrass, Old-time and Americana Music was published in 2018. He’s also the author of The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music (2014) and Heartbeat, Warble and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music (2016), as well as countless music-oriented reviews, articles and photos for newspapers, magazines and websites. His passion for music, however, goes beyond the printed word. A skilled percussionist/drummer, he's performed in concert with Woodstock veterans Melanie and Rick Danko (The Band). In addition to working with an Americana group (Two Days Jeans), he’s been a member of the Gaea Star Band (with whom he co-hosts a syndicated weekly radio show) since 2014. After teaching music for more than a quarter of a century, Harris (who possesses a master's degree in education) launched his Drum Away the Blues program in 2009.

This program is part of the Library's A Universe of Stories Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

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Location: Main Program Room
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