For anyone who enjoyed our Tin Pan Alley program that featured a short film and live music, this event is for you! On April 2 at 7pm we'll be bringing back that same successful mix of film, music and discussion. Our performers for this event are The Hand Hewn String Band. Our film is High Lonesome. After the film, a discussion will be led by Dr. Mathew Donahue from Bowling Green State University.
Admission and refreshments are free. Registration is not required. This event will be held in the lower level of Way Public Library.
About the band: The Hand Hewn String Band of northwest Ohio kicks off this program with selections from their repertoire of old-time fiddle tunes, bluegrass, country, and gospel songs. Members are Dave Moore, Sr., Brenda Holdridge, Jimmy Thompson, Don Pawlicki, Randy Shaffer, Jerry Eicher, and Doren Wells.
About the film and discussion: The story of bluegrass music is chronicled in this documentary, High Lonesome, from its Appalachian roots and the songs of Bill Monroe—the “father of Kentucky bluegrass”—through the innovations which have shaped its modern form and the work of contemporary artists like fiddler/singer Martina McBride. A lecture by Dr. Matthew Donahue from the Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University will accompany the film.
From January through April, Owens Community College showcases the history of American music as told through film, lecture, art and musical performances. This history project is a collaboration of the American Library Association and the Tribeca Film Institute, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Ohio Humanities Council.