The life and times of Woody Guthrie

Adam Miller #

The Friends of the Seaside Library will welcome folksinger, storyteller, and autoharp virtuoso, Adam Miller, on Thursday, January 26, at 7 p.m. The musical program will tell the story of the life and times of Woody Guthrie.

Guthrie wrote more than 1,000 songs in his lifetime and his musical legacy includes political, traditional, and children’s songs, along with ballads and improvised works. Miller will tell Guthrie’s story through song and the spoken word and the audience is encouraged to sing-along to some American classics.

One of the premier autoharpists in the world, Adam Miller is a renowned American folksinger and storyteller. An accomplished folklorist, historian, musicologist, and song collector, he has amassed a repertoire of over 5,000 songs. Miller accompanies his baritone voice with lively finger-picking acoustic guitar and autoharp melodies. His time-honored traditional folk songs and ballads interweave stories that evoke a by-gone time when entertainment was homemade.

Miller has performed at the Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival, the Tumbleweed Music Festival, and the Kentucky Music Weekend.

The Seaside Public Library is located at 1131 Broadway. The concert takes place in the Community Room. For more information call 503-738-6742 or visit www.seasidelibrary.org.

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