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American Country Music

Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Henry Feinberg, Composer, Musician & Instructor - Oakland Community College

Along with Jazz and Blues, Country Music has existed from the beginnings of recorded music. Unlike the first two, scholars, critics and the cultural elites haven’t fully embraced
it. In this exciting lecture you will discover country’s folk background through vintage recordings. Via these recordings and classic photos, you will travel from the British Isles to the American South where musicians like The Carter Family, Jimmy Rodgers, Lefty Frizzell and Hank Williams created the form and style that influenced later country musicians such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton. You will also be listening to country-influenced rock musicians such as The Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan and others. Come hear why Country Music is one of the most listened styles of music in the US.

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