Author Event: Stephen Wade
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 02,2013 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Busboys and Poets welcomes author and musician Stephen Wade in a rare local appearance, marking national publication of his critically acclaimed new book, The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience (University of Illinois Press) and the release of his new, Grammy-nominated album, Banjo Diary: Lessons from Tradition (Smithsonian Folkways).

This event, a narrated, multimedia, musical presentation brings together two endeavors, deeply entwined both historically and personally. Stephen’s Banjo Diary: Lessons from Tradition takes its inspiration from the very recordings explored in his book The Beautiful Music All Around Us. Innovative and often surprising, Banjo Diary: Lessons from Tradition explores knowledge older musicians have bequeathed to younger players. Inspired by past banjo masters of frailing and two- and three-finger styles, the album mines new creative possibilities with pump organ, piano, mandolin, fiddle, guitar, Dobro, washboard, rhumba box, and bass.

Free and open to all!



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