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Wednesday, March 14, 2018 11:00 AM // Michigan Theater

Field Trip
Piedmont Blues:
A Search for Salvation

School day performance.

Ragtime rhythms, a unique finger-picking guitar style, and understated vocals are the hallmarks of the folk music style found in the Piedmont region, the area between the Atlantic Coastal Plain and the Appalachian Mountains covering central Georgia to central Virginia. Jazz pianist and composer Gerald Clayton has captured the essence of this celebrated land, home to a unique culture and rapidly vanishing folkloric history, and preserved it in a multimedia project. This music-theater experience features a nine-piece band led by Clayton and combines music with projected film, new and archival photography, and the stories of those few musical elders who are still keeping the tradition alive. It makes a testimony of the struggle endured by African Americans in the Southeast during Jim Crow and chronicles the efficacy of the Piedmont Blues as a salve for suffering.

This performance is 75 minutes in length.

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

  • David and Phyllis Herzig Endowment Fund

Reserve

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 11:00 AM, 11 am - 12:15 pm // Michigan Theater
Field Trip
Piedmont Blues:
A Search for Salvation

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3/14/18 11:00 AM
Michigan Theater

Field Trip
Piedmont Blues:
A Search for Salvation

Reserve
DETAILS

School day performance.

Ragtime rhythms, a unique finger-picking guitar style, and understated vocals are the hallmarks of the folk music style found in the Piedmont region, the area between the Atlantic Coastal Plain and the Appalachian Mountains covering central Georgia to central Virginia. Jazz pianist and composer Gerald Clayton has captured the essence of this celebrated land, home to a unique culture and rapidly vanishing folkloric history, and preserved it in a multimedia project. This music-theater experience features a nine-piece band led by Clayton and combines music with projected film, new and archival photography, and the stories of those few musical elders who are still keeping the tradition alive. It makes a testimony of the struggle endured by African Americans in the Southeast during Jim Crow and chronicles the efficacy of the Piedmont Blues as a salve for suffering.

This performance is 75 minutes in length.

RESERVE

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 11:00 AM, Michigan Theater
Field Trip
Piedmont Blues:
A Search for Salvation

PERFORMANCE DAY:

March 2018
SMTWTFS
1

 

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PERFORMANCE TIME:

Reserve

Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

SPONSORS

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

  • David and Phyllis Herzig Endowment Fund
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