Sunday, July 1, 2012

PAST: PERFORMANCE + TALK: Author and Banjo Player Stephen Wade performs and Talks about his Book and Grammy-nominated album at Busboys and Poets Hyattsville location this SAT, Feb 2nd from 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Free

Banjo Player Stephen Wade performs, and talks about the companion book to his Grammy-nominated album, at Busboys and Poets Hyattsville
Saturday, February, 2nd
5:00pm - 7:00pm
All ages, Free

This Saturday, 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) at their Hyattsville location.

Watch a video trailer with Stephen Wade

Stephen Wade will give a narrated, multimedia, musical presentation exploring the historical and personal links that informed his recent album and its companion book. "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."

Busboys and Poets
5331 Baltimore Avenue - Hyattsville, MD
Metro: See metro trip-planner for best bus access from metro. You can take the green line metro to Prince George's Plaza, College Park or West Hyattsville and take a bus or from PG or WH, you can take a short taxi ride, about $7. I think there is also a bus that goes from Rhode Island Avenue metro on the red line though that may be a longer trip.

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