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“Preserving the Roots- Early Influences in Traditional Music”

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Announcing our 2019 Hiawatha on TAAP (traditional acoustic arts performance) line up! 

At the Ore Dock Brewing Company each month 6:00-8:00pm, complimentary snacks, $5 Co-op Members, $7 nonMembers, children under 12 free

January 16th  Preserving the Roots – Early Influences in Traditional Music with All Strings Considered

February 20th  Children’s Concert with Papa Crow and Corinne Rockow

March 20th – White Water

April 15-20 – Yooper Uke Week with Ben Hassenger

May 15th – Inland String Band 


The first of the series will highlight the history of traditional music in America. January event sponsored by the Ore Dock Brewing Company and Taydych’s Econo Foods. 

“Preserving the Roots – Early Influences in Traditional Music” is the focus of the first concert.  In its early history, traditional music had roots in localized areas whether in the Appalachian Mountains, the southern Piedmont regions along the east coast to the Mississippi Delta, and even up in the wilds of the Upper Peninsula. Families, neighbors and regional communities played localized versions of older tunes and songs that had travelled to America from distant lands.

In time, new tunes and songs emerged as people expressed their own experiences through music. This music of the people came to be known as folk or traditional music. Today the term “roots music” is in popular usage.   Although the music has evolved over the decades through the “folk process”, there is rich history in the roots … history worth preserving. The Hiawatha Music Co-op has been actively preserving traditional music in its root and evolved forms for over 40 years.

The January 16thHiawatha TAAP will explore the music of the fascinating Hammons Family of West Virginia and how their music has continued to influence old time music today. The evening will include slides, listening to a few historically significant sound recordings and lots of live music by Jamie Kitchel and Phil Watts and the full All Strings Considered stringband. 

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