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Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 8:00 AM CST
Kentucky Folklife Program and the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology are pleased to announce the Spring 2013 Pioneer Cabin Concert Series. This series will kick-off with two Old-Time Music Concerts featuring Tom Carter and Tom Sauber on February 27th and Alan Jabbour and Ken Perlman on March 3rd followed by a free lecture on old-time music by Alan and Ken, Monday, March 4th.
The Pioneer Cabin Concert Series is an ongoing series, which provides a venue for the university and Bowling Green community to enjoy traditional and roots music in the intimate atmosphere of the Pioneer Log Cabin on campus. Both Alan Jabbour and Tom Carter are prominent academic folklorist as well as notable old-time music performers active in the old-time music revival of the 1960s and 70s.
Banjo player, Tom Carter will team up with fiddle player and singer, Tom Sauber to perform in the Pioneer Cabin Concert on Wednesday, February 27th at 7pm. The two have been playing old time music together since the 1970s and are featured musicians in this year’s Nashville Old Time Stringband Associations’ Breaking Up Winter Gathering.
Fiddler Alan Jabbour and banjoist Ken Perlman present a program of Appalachian tunes, in a Pioneer Cabin Concert on Sunday, March 3rd at 3pm. Alan and Ken have redefined that great American invention, the fiddle-banjo duet, and brought it to new heights of complexity. Alan’s powerful fiddling style, with its syncopated bowing patterns and lyrical texture, is offset perfectly by Ken’s inspired approach to clawhammer banjo, which explores chord inversions, harmony lines, voice leading, note-for-note playing, and counter-melody. Their performances testify to the grace, beauty, and power of Appalachian music, and their joint CD, Southern Summits: 21 Duets for Fiddle and Banjo, has been widely reviewed as a benchmark old-time music recording.
Alan and Ken will also be giving a free lecture on old-time music on Monday, March 4th, Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center, Rm. 249, at 4:00 pm.
Seating in the Pioneer Cabin is limited, reservations are required.
For concert details and reservation information please visit: http://www.wku.edu/folkstudies/cabin_concert_schedule.php