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Karen Warren
Chico Schwall's American Roots
Bonaparte's Retreat
Discovering American Music
Wed, Oct 17, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Sheffer Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
A hundred years ago Cecil Sharp came to the US looking for old songs he could no longer hear sung in England, and he found them, in the southern Appalachians and northern cities. Song catchers of every stripe and motivation followed, academic folklorists and music lovers alike. Harold Courlander presented the first studies of Haitian and African American music, the WPA recorded songs and interviews in rural America and Alan Lomax recorded volumes of songs from Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie and others, along with a vast library of field recordings. We'll follow the trail of these song catchers and celebrate the treasures they found.
Event Personnel
Chico Schwall, director
Musicians
Corwin Bolt, banjo
Samuel Mitchell
Elizabeth Cable, vocals
Program
PROGRAM
 Do Re Mi
(1940)
 Bonaparte's Retreat
(1937)
 The Wife of Usher's Well
(1802) Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border I
Words & music by traditional, Scottish
 Good-Bye, Old Paint
(1921) Songs Of The Cowboys
 Another Man Done Gone
(1940)
 Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down
(1934)
Words & music by Claude Ely
 Broke Down Engine Blues
(1930)
 Oregon Trail
(1944)
Words & music by Woody Guthrie
 Worried Life Blues
(1941)
Words & music by Big Maceo Merriweather
 Soldier's Joy
(17thc)
Music by traditional, Scottish
 When I Lay My Burden Down
(1920s)
Words & music by traditional U. S.
 The Blood-Strained Banders
(1936)
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Ticket/Venue Info
Bonaparte's Retreat 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