A Tribute to Joe Wilson: Reading & Concert
Hosted by the Virginia Folklife Program, The Prism Coffeehouse, and The Front Porch
Thursday, March 23rd 7:00pm
at C’ville Coffee, 1301 Harris St. Charlottesville, VA
With author Fred Bartenstein, musicians Phil Wiggins, Sammy Shelor, Frank Newsome, and Linda and David Lay.
Fred Bartenstein, editor of Lucky Joe’s Namesake and Roots Music in America, shares the writing of National Heritage Fellow Joe Wilson, an instrumental figure in the world of traditional music. Musicians Phil Wiggins, Sammy Shelor, Frank Newsome, and Linda and David Lay will perform in honor of Wilson’s life and legacy.
Virginia state folklorist Jon Lohman describes Joe Wilson’s impact on artists and the music world:
“It would not be an overstatement to say that Joe Wilson was one of the most productive and influential cultural figures of his generation. His tireless work on behalf of artists and the community-based folk traditions that they mastered transformed not only the lives of these artists but of countless communities and audiences he exposed to them. His work touched the lives of so many, and will resonate for years to come.”
Richie Stearns & Rosie Newton
Sunday, March 26th 7:00PM
C’ville Coffee, 1301 Harris St. Charlottesville, VA.
Tickets $10 advance and $12 door