January Hiawatha On-TAAP (traditional acoustic art performance)
January 3, 2020
This month our featured performers will be Phil and Annette Watts with All Strings Considered and friends. The title of our presentation is “Preserving the Roots… Early Rural Gospel Music”.
Join us for an “Opry style”, presented by the Hiawatha Music Co-op and All Strings Considered and friends. This will be a walk down the gospel music memory lane. Beginning with examples of Shape Note singing, Sprituals and early Carter Family songs, Fisk Jubilee singers and primitive Baptist songs, the concert will feature local traditional music performers – Phil and Annette Watts, All Strings Considered, Bill Hart, John Gillette and Sarah Mittlefehldt, Jim Janofsky, MC Charlie West, and of course, audience participation. An “Opry style” performance will be demonstrated throughout, using a single microphone that singers move forward to and then step back, much like is still used at the Grand Ole Opry.
Complimentary snacks will be provided by the Co-op. All ages welcome. Craft activities for children.
Entrance fee is $5 for C o-op Members, $7 for general public, $3 for youth ages 13-17 and youth 12 and under are free.