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Chico Schwall's American Roots
The American String Band
From Fiddle & Banjo to Bluegrass, Swing and Beyond
Wed Feb 1, 7:30-9:30 pm
Sheffer Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
Karen Warren
Concert sponsor
Karen Warren
Concert sponsor
Witham/Paragon Gives
Series Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor
  • Description
  • Personnel
  • Program
Like the European string quartet, the string band has become a musical institution. It was America's dance band until the jazz age and it has left its imprint in every corner of our musical culture, from old-time country to rock and roll. The American experiment has evolved as various instruments came and went, has spawned entire musical traditions and proved adept at change and innovation into the 21st century.
Chico Schwall's American Roots will showcase a number of styles representative of this wonderful evolution, from 18th century European fiddle music, African American dance music, and 19th century popular song, to Hillbilly string bands, the Carter Family, early jug bands, Hawai'ian music (& steel guitar) and regional styles that were heard-beyond-their-regions-for-the-first-time fueled an explosion of music, which in turn spawned "country music," bluegrass (Don Reno, Flatt & Scruggs, et al), Newgrass (John Hartford, David Grisman, et al.) and tried its hand at ragtime, jazz, comedy and everything else in its path.
Event Personnel
Chico Schwall, vocals, banjo, fiddle, lap steel, accordion, guit.
Alli Bach, vocals, autoharp, accordion, dance
Corwin Bolt, guitar, banjo, bass
Tony Cipolle, banjos, bass
Meg O'Keefe, fiddle, viola
 Mother Flanagan
traditional, Irish (m)
 Colored Aristocracy
 Soldier's Joy
(17thc) traditional, Scottish (m)
 Little Rabbit, Where's Your Mammy?
traditional (m)
 Richmond Cotillion
traditional (m)
 Red-Haired Boy
traditional, Irish (m)
 Lonesome Road Blues
(1900s) traditional (w/m)
 The Yellow Rose Of Texas
(1858) J. K. (w/m)
 Wildwood Flower
(1860) Maud Irving (w) Joseph P. Webster (m) [version of I'll Twine 'Mid The Ringlets]
 Single Girl, Married Girl
(1928) A. P. Carter (w/m)
 Pig Ankle Rag
traditional (m) [based on The Lonesome Road]
 Aloha Oe Blues
 J'ai Passe Devant Ta Porte
traditional, Cajun (w/m)
 Le Reel de Courville
traditional, Cajun (m)
 Way Out There
(1936) Bob Nolan (w/m)
 Ladies on The Steamboat
(1927) traditional (m)
 Hot Corn, Cold Corn
(1899) Paul Eno (w/m)
 Curly Headed Woman
traditional (m)
 Love, Please Come Home
(1957) Leon Jackson (w/m)
 Take Your Shoes Off, Moses
traditional (w/m)
 I'm Working On A Building
traditional (w/m)
 Minor Swing
(1937) Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli (m)
 Steam Powered Aereo Plane
(1971) John Hartman (w/m)
 Blue Midnight
(1977) David Grisman (m)
 Forked Deer
traditional (m)
 We'll Understand It Better By And By
(1905) Charles A. Tindley (w/m)
 Way Down The Old Plank Road
traditional (w/m)
 Say Darlin' Say
traditional (w/m)

Associate Events
Wednesday Feb 1
6:00 pmPre-Performance Dinner
Ticket/Venue Info
The American String Band Ticket Prices
Discount Prices
A19.00  17.25  16.25  15.25  9.50 
B19.00  17.25  16.25  15.25  9.50 
C15.00  13.50  12.75  12.00  7.50 
Sheffer Recital Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
Witham/Paragon Gives
Series Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor