CSAR: Mississippi Echoes 1
Chico Schwall's American Roots
Mississippi Echoes
Wed Oct 18, 7:30-9:30 pm
Sheffer Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
Karen Warren
Concert Sponsor
  • Description
  • Personnel
  • Program
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)
 Old Joe Bone
(1928)
 Spike Driver Blues
(1928)
 Avalon Quick Step
(1930)
 Mississippi Boweavil Blues
(1929)
 Down The Dirt Road Blues
(1929)
 John The Revelator
(1930)
 I Be's Troubled
(1941) Muddy Waters (w/m)
 In The Jailhouse Now
(1928) Jimmie Rodgers (w/m)
 Any Old Time
(1929)
 Jenny On The Railroad
(1929) traditional U. S. (w/m)
SET 2
 Roll On The Ground
(1927)
 Pony Blues
(1929)
 Indian War Whoop
(1928) Hoyt Ming (m)
 Come On In My Kitchen
(1936)
 Mississippi Lowdown
(1930)
 Sitting On Top Of The World
(1930) Carter Brothers, Walter Jacobs (w/m)
 Bring It To Jerome
(1955) Jerome Green (w/m)
 Heartbreak Hotel
(1956) Elvis Presley, Mae Boren Axton, Tommy Durden (w/m)
 Miss The Mississippi And You
(1932)
 Mississippi Echoes
(1930)
 Saddle Up The Grey
(1928) traditional U. S. (w/m)


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Ticket/Venue Info
Mississippi Echoes Ticket Prices
Seat
Level
Full
Price
Discount 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 
Sheffer Recital Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
Witham/Paragon Gives
Shedd Presents Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor