Stephen Wade; George A. Miller Visiting Scholar, Musician and Author, The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum; 600 S. Gregory Street, Urbana; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Free and Open to the Public
Center for Advanced Study
Award winning banjoist and author Stephen Wade explores how American music reinvents itself as individuals reshape the songs and tunes of a common, shared repertoire. Through live music and images, Wade will discuss this meeting of the personal and historical: how in the act of putting their hands on a traditional tune gifted players transform it while connecting it to tis history and to their own communities.