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
Karen Warren
Concert Sponsor
Witham/Paragon Gives
Shedd Presents Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting 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.
Alli Bach, vocals, autoharp, accordion, dance
Corwin Bolt, guitar, banjo, bass
 Aberdeen Mississippi Blues
 Old Joe Bone
 Spike Driver Blues
 Avalon Quick Step
 Mississippi Boweavil Blues
 Down The Dirt Road Blues
 John The Revelator
 I Be's Troubled
(1941) Muddy Waters (w/m)
 In The Jailhouse Now
(1928) Jimmie Rodgers (w/m)
First recorded by Jimmie Rodgers
 Any Old Time
(1929) Jimmie Rodgers (w/m)
First recorded by Jimmie Rodgers
 Jenny On The Railroad
(1929) traditional U. S. (w/m)
First recorded by Carter Brothers
 Roll On The Ground
 Pony Blues
 Indian War Whoop
(1928) Hoyt Ming (m)
First recorded by Floyd Ming and his Pep Steppers
 Come On In My Kitchen
 Mississippi Lowdown
 Sitting On Top Of The World
(1930) Carter Brothers, Walter Jacobs (w/m)
First recorded by The Mississippi Sheiks
 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
 Mississippi Echoes
 Saddle Up The Grey
(1928) traditional U. S. (w/m)

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Ticket/Venue Info
Mississippi Echoes Ticket Prices
Discount Prices
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
Witham/Paragon Gives
Shedd Presents Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor