Banjo Music Before Bluegrass? Lowell Folklife Series presents: Classic Style Banjo Concert
Contact: Maggie Holtzberg, 978-275-1719
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705
Lowell, MA. Come join us for a musical journey back in time, when if you wanted to hear music, you had to play it yourself. Classic style banjo was popular in the 1830s and 40s, and became somewhat of a virtuosic tradition by the 1880s. Originally played on gut strings, this parlor music has a classical feel to it.
Seasoned musicians Peter LaBau (banjo) and Mitch Nelin (mando-cello) will deliver an entertaining evening of music interspersed with great stories of a nearly vanished musical tradition. The concert is free & open to the public, 8:00 pm on Saturday, November 17, 2012, at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center Theater, 246 Market Street, Lowell, MA.
For information on the event visit http://blog.massfolkarts.org/blog/ or call Maggie Holtzberg at 978-275-1719. For more information about Lowell National Historical Park visit www.nps.gov/lowe or call 978-970-5000.
Did You Know?
The factory bells dominated daily life in Lowell. They woke the workers at 4:30 a.m., called them into the mill at 4:50, rang them out for breakfast and back in, out and in for dinner, out again at 7 p.m. at the day's close. The whole city, it seemed, moved together and did the mills' bidding.