Posted on August 6, 2018 at 10:35 AM
NOTE: struggling to get Jim and Mitzie's photos to behave...please hold yer breath for corrections
TUNES BY THE TRACKS is hurtling down the rails, for a Wednesday, Aug 15th arrival at Clifton Springs library.
Your hampered hosts, Jim Clare, and Allen Hopkins, will struggle gamely to keep us on track, while Cathy McGrath lolls by a lake on vacation someplace.
We're pleased and priveleged to host regional folk icons as our Feature:
~ JIM KIMBALL & MITZIE COLLINS ~
Jim KImball, https://www.geneseo.edu/music/kimball" target="_blank">http://www.geneseo.edu/music/kimball Lecturer in Music at SUNY Geneseo, Jim is a scholar of American musical traditions, especially the fiddle and dance music of the Northeast US. Outside the classroom, where he teaches everything from ethnomusicology to American and world popular music, Jim is a multi-instrumentalist on strings and winds, a noted dance caller, and organizer of the Geneseo String Band, combining college and community musicians to play traditional dance tunes. For decades Jim and his band have hosted regular square dances at the college, and his students have become award-winning composers, professional touring acoustic musicians, and preservers of traditional music and folk arts Mitzie Collins, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitzie_Collins" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitzie_Collins is a singer, collector and presenter of traditional music; she has been a radio host, a record company owner, a world-wide ambassador of the hammered dulcimer, and an organizer of community musical educatioWen through the Eastman School of Music. Mitzie has released over a dozen recordings of instrumental music, featuring her dulcimer, and also other traditional musicians from the Rochester area; styles have ranged from Christmas carols, Irish dance tunes, New York State fiddling, to “world music” featuring Middle Eastern instruments combined with Caribbean steel drumming, and Mitzie’s dulcimer. Currently she performs as a soloist, with other musical friends in a variety of ensembles, and as leader of the Striking Strings hammered dulcimer orchestra.
~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~
Lest you think they're resting on their laurels after their triumphant showcase last week...the second half of the evening, will herald the regurgitation of the inimitable MYSTERY PICKERS...a test of talent and courage, as performers step into the spotlight to serve up their best song, in what might be called a "micro-set".
We invite newbies to give it a go.
Just let Cathy, Allen, or Jim (moi) know...and we'll gleefully insert you into the rota.
- TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring JIM KIMBALL & MITZIE COLLINS
- Clifton Springs library
- 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
- Wed, Aug 15
- 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
- FREE ($5.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshments)