CSAR: Uncle Dave Macon & Sister Rosetta Tharpe 1
Chico Schwall's American Roots
American Masters: Uncle Dave Macon & Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Wed Feb 7, 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
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Chico Schwall and his American Roots project pays tribute to 2 American masters: Uncle Dave Macon (Dave Harrison Macon, 1870-1952) and Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915-73). Uncle Dave Macon, also known as "The Dixie Dewdrop", got his start early, learning banjo from a vaudeville clown, which he used to entertain guests at his mother's Tennessee hotel and then folks he met at stops on his mule hauling freight company. In 1921 when motor freight drove wagon carriers out of business he went professional, became the first star of the Grand Old Opry and a prolific recording artist with a repertoire of old songs and new, all with his irreverent stamp and lively musicality. Rosetta Nubin (1915-73), was born in Arkansas to an evangelist in the Church of God in Christ and at 6, as Little Rosetta Nubin, joined her mother as a regular in her traveling evangelists troupe. They eventually settled in Chicago as permanent members of the Church there. The rest is history! She began performing in the Church and beyond as Sister Rosetta Tharpe (adopting a variation of her first husband's name) and created a passionate, lively, plugged-in version of gospel music and just may have invented rock and roll.
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
 Sit Down
(1941)
 Shout, Sister, Shout!
(1930) Alex Hill, Clarence Williams, Tim Brymn (w/m)
 The Lonesome Road
(1927) Nathaniel Shilkret (w) Gene Austin (m)
 My Man And I
(1938) Sister Rosetta Tharpe (w/m)
 What Is The Soul Of Man
(1930)
 That's All
(1938)
 This Train
(1922) traditional U. S. (w/m)
 Two Little Fishes And Five Loaves Of Bread
(1944) Bernie Hanighan (w/m)


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American Masters: Uncle Dave Macon & Sister Rosetta Tharpe Ticket Prices
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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