Karen Warren
Concert sponsor
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
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
Music by traditional, Irish
 Colored Aristocracy
 Soldier's Joy
Music by traditional, Scottish
 Little Rabbit, Where's Your Mammy?
Music by traditional
 Richmond Cotillion
Music by traditional
 Red-Haired Boy
Music by traditional, Irish
 Lonesome Road Blues
Words & music by traditional
 The Yellow Rose Of Texas
Words & music by J. K.
 Wildwood Flower
Words by Maud Irving - Music by Joseph P. Webster
 Single Girl, Married Girl
Words & music by A. P. Carter - First recorded by The Carter Family
 Pig Ankle Rag
Music by traditional
based on Pig Ankles
 Aloha Oe Blues
 J'ai Passe Devant Ta Porte
Words & music by traditional, Cajun
 Le Reel de Courville
Music by traditional, Cajun
 Way Out There
Words & music by Bob Nolan
 Ladies on The Steamboat
Music by traditional
 Hot Corn, Cold Corn
Words & music by Paul Eno
 Curly Headed Woman
Music by traditional
 Love, Please Come Home
Words & music by Leon Jackson
 Take Your Shoes Off, Moses
Words & music by traditional
 I'm Working On A Building
Words & music by traditional
 Minor Swing
Music by Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli
 Steam Powered Aereo Plane
Words & music by John Hartman
 Blue Midnight
Music by David Grisman
 Forked Deer
Music by traditional
 We'll Understand It Better By And By
Words & music by Charles A. Tindley
 Way Down The Old Plank Road
Words & music by traditional
 Say Darlin' Say
Words & music by traditional
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
traditional, -
traditional, Irish, -
traditional, Scottish, -
traditional, Cajun, -
The Carter Family, -
A. P. Carter, -
Paul Eno, -
Stéphane Grappelli, 1908-1997
David Grisman, -
John Hartman, -
Maud Irving, -
Leon Jackson, -
J. K., -
Bob Nolan, 1908-1980
Django Reinhardt, 1910-1953
Charles A. Tindley, 1851-1933
Joseph P. Webster, 1819-1875
Associate Events
Wednesday Feb 1
6:00 pmPre-Performance Dinner
Ticket/Venue Info
The American String Band Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
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
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