Karen Warren
Concert Sponsor
Chico Schwall's American Roots
Mississippi Echoes
Wed, Oct 18, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Sheffer Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
To most people Mississippi remains both familiar and exotic. The birthplace of Muddy Waters, Jimmie Rodgers, Robert Johnson, William Faulkner, Elvis Presley and Leontyne Price, its influence is felt everywhere, yet it remains shrouded in mystery, rich in legend.
It was a place of Native heritage and early exploration (at various times "claimed" by France, Spain and England), a major player in the Civil War and its aftermath and a battleground in the civil rights struggle. Mississippi blues musicians (Son House, Charlie Patton, Booker White, John Hurt, etc.) were well represented in the commercial recordings of the '20's and 30's, and rural traditions were documented by the WPA and Lomax projects in the '30's and beyond.
As place influences culture, culture influences place. Mississippi's music has radiated to the whole country for generations and continues to do so today. The shape for this opening concert in Chico Schwall's 2017-18 American Roots series will be geographical rather than chronological. We'll travel Mississippi's colorful territory (the Yazoo Delta, forests and hill country) and equally colorful place names (Tupelo, Avalon, Biloxi, Meridian, etc) and collect the scraps to make a big patchwork quilt of story and song.
Chico is joined by Alli Bach, Corwin Bolt and Josh Britten.
Event Personnel
Chico Schwall, vocals, banjo, fiddle, lap steel, accordion, guit.
Musicians
Alli Bach, vocals, autoharp, accordion, dance
Corwin Bolt, guitar, banjo, bass
Program
PROGRAM
SET 1
 Aberdeen Mississippi Blues
(1940)
- First recorded by Booker White
 Old Joe Bone
(1928)
- First recorded by Carter Brothers
 Spike Driver Blues
(1928)
- First recorded by Mississippi John Hurt
 Avalon Quick Step
(1930)
- First recorded by Namour and Smith
 Mississippi Boweavil Blues
(1929)
- First recorded by The Masked Marvel
 Down The Dirt Road Blues
(1929)
- First recorded by Charley Patton
 John The Revelator
(1930)
- First recorded by Blind Willie Johnson
 I Be's Troubled
(1941)
Words & music by Muddy Waters
 In The Jailhouse Now
(1928)
Words & music by Jimmie Rodgers - First recorded by Jimmie Rodgers
 Any Old Time
(1929)
- First recorded by Jimmie Rodgers
 Jenny On The Railroad
(1929)
Words & music by traditional U. S. - First recorded by Carter Brothers
SET 2
 Roll On The Ground
(1927)
- First recorded by Al Hopkins and His Buckle Busters
 Pony Blues
(1929)
- First recorded by Charley Patton
 Indian War Whoop
(1928)
Music by Hoyt Ming - First recorded by Floyd Ming and his Pep Steppers
 Come On In My Kitchen
(1936)
- First recorded by Robert Johnson
 Mississippi Lowdown
(1930)
- First recorded by Carter Brothers, Walter Jacobs
 Sitting On Top Of The World
(1930)
Words & music by Carter Brothers, Walter Jacobs - First recorded by The Mississippi Sheiks
 Bring It To Jerome
(1955)
Words & music by Jerome Green
 Heartbreak Hotel
(1956)
Words & music by Elvis Presley, Mae Boren Axton, Tommy Durden
 Miss The Mississippi And You
(1932)
- First recorded by Jimmie Rodgers
 Mississippi Echoes
(1930)
- First recorded by The Ray Brothers
 Saddle Up The Grey
(1928)
Words & music by traditional U. S.
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
traditional U. S., -
Al Hopkins and His Buckle Busters, -
Muddy Waters, 1913-1983
Gene Autry, 1907-1998
Mae Boren Axton, 1914-1997
Carter Brothers, -
Tommy Durden, 1919-1999
Floyd Ming and his Pep Steppers, -
Jerome Green, -
Son House, 1902-1988
Mississippi John Hurt, 1892-1966
Walter Jacobs, -
Robert Johnson, 1911-1938
Blind Willie Johnson, 1897-1945
Hoyt Ming, -
Namour and Smith, -
Charley Patton, 1891-1934
Elvis Presley, -
Jimmie Rodgers, 1897-1933
The Masked Marvel, 1891-1934
The Mississippi Sheiks, -
The Ray Brothers, -
Booker White, 1909-1977
Thadeus C. Willingham, -
Associate Events
Ticket/Venue Info
Mississippi Echoes Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
A19.00  17.25  16.25  15.25  9.50 
B15.00  13.50  12.75  12.00  7.50 
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