CSAR Narratibe Ballads 1
Chico Schwall's American Roots
Chico Schwall: The Story Is The Song
400 Years of Narrative Ballads
Wed Feb 19, 7:30-9:30 pm
Sheffer Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
Karen Warren
American Roots Title Sponsor
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Songs have told stories since there have been songs, epic stories (the Child Ballads), celebrations of legendary characters like John Henry, and news stories (the English "Broadside" ballads, gallows confessionals and true stories of real events, like "Tom Dooley," "Stagolee" and various natural-disaster songs). Sometimes they were humorous songs or work-group pastimes. The tradition has continued and we continue to hear it in more recent songs by Tom T. Hall, Phil Ochs and Bob Dylan. Chico Schwall's American roots explores the narrative ballad throughout this long and fascinating history.
Event Personnel
Chico Schwall, director
PROGRAM (select)
 Sir Patrick Spens #58
(18th c.) The English and Scottish Popular Ballads I traditional Scottish (w/m)
 Bad Lee Brown
(1922) traditional U. S. (w/m)
 Kassie Jones
(1928) traditional U. S. (w/m)
(1897) traditional U. S. (w/m)
 The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
(1963) Bob Dylan (w/m)
 Tying Knots In The Devil's Tail
(1900s) traditional U. S. (w/m)
 Tom Dooley
(1868) Thomas C. Land (w) traditional U. S. (m)
 The Spring of '65
(1965) Roger Watson (w/m)
 Galveston Flood
(1934) traditional U. S. (w/m)
 John Henry
 The Year That Clayton Delaney Died
(1971) Tom T. Hall (w/m)
 State of Arkansas
 Frankie And Johnny
(1912) Ren Shields (w) Bert Leighton, Frank Leighton (m)

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Chico Schwall: The Story Is The Song 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
Witham/Paragon Gives
Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor