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Karen Warren
Concert Sponsor
Chico Schwall's American Roots
Blind Willie McTell & The Carter Family
American Masters
Wed, Feb 6, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Sheffer Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
Blind Willie McTell (1898-1959) did it all: blues, ragtime, hokum, slide guitar and all of it on his trademark 12-string guitar. He recorded, on various labels and under various names, dozens of commercial records in the 1920' and '30's and was recorded by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress in 1940. His song "Statesboro Blues" is one of the most covered songs in the sixties, a hint at his mighty legacy. The Carter Family went straight from family entertainment to recording stars in 1927 at the dawn of the record industry, and remained the favorites of musicians and listeners for decades. Propelled by vocal harmonies, Maybelle's driving and unique guitar playing and an endearing authenticity they recorded hundreds of songs and influenced generations of American music.
Chico and company pay tribute to these two American Masters.
Event Personnel
Chico Schwall, director, guitars, fiddle, vocals
Musicians
Elizabeth Cable, vocals
Corwin Bolt, bass, vocals
Samuel Mitchell, autoharp, banjo, piano
Program
The Carter Family
 Single Girl, Married Girl
(1928)
Words & music by A. P. Carter
 Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow Tree
(1900s)
Words by Bradley Kincaid
 John Hardy Was A Desperate Little Man
(1890s)
Words & music by traditional U. S.
 Little Darling, Pal Of Mine
(1928)
Words & music by A. P. Carter
 Keep On The Sunny Side
(1928)
Words & music by A. P. Carter
 Don't Forget This Song
(1929)
Words & music by A. P. Carter
 Sweet Fern
(1929)
Words & music by A. P. Carter
 My Clinch Mountain Home
(1929)
Words & music by A. P. Carter
 Fifty Miles of Elbow Room
(1930)
Words & music by Rev. F. W. McGee
 Meet Me By Moonlight, Alone
(1928)
Words & music by A. P. Carter
 Wildwood Flower
(1860)
Words by Maud Irving - Music by Joseph P. Webster
 Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?
(1928)
Words & music by A. P. Carter
Blind Willie McTell
 Broke Down Engine
(1930)
 Kill It, Kid
(1950)
Words & music by Blind Willie McTell
 Statesboro Blues
(1928)
Words & music by Blind Willie McTell
 Mama Ain't Long Fo' Day
(1927)
Words & music by Blind Willie McTell
 Baby And It Must Be Love
(1938)
Words & music by Aletha Dickerson-Robinson
 Experience Blues
(1931)
Words & music by Ruth Mary Willis
 I Got To Cross The River of Jordan
(1940)
 Kind Mama
(1929)
 Georgia Rag
(1931)
 Don't Forget It!
(1939)
Words & music by Tampa Red
 Come on Around to My House Mama
(1929)
Words & music by Blind Willie McTell
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Ticket/Venue Info
Blind Willie McTell & The Carter Family 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