Steel Guitar Symposium and Concert: Saturday, 23 March 2013

Tickets are still available for the last symposium and concert in the Southern Folklife Collection Instrument Series. The symposium is free to the public. The concert is $15 in advance or $19 at the door. More information below. We hope to see you Saturday.  Southern Folklife Collection Steel Guitar Symposium and Concert March 23, 2013

Southern Folklife Collection Presents “The Steel Guitar”
March 23, 2013
The ArtsCenter
300-G East Main Street, Carrboro
Ticket information: (919) 929-2787, ext. 201

Steel guitar music will be the focus of a concert and symposium at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, N.C. The Southern Folklife Collection in UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library will sponsor the event on Saturday, March 23.

The symposium will begin at 2 p.m. with lectures by music scholars John Troutman, assistant professor of history and geography at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and Tim Miller, a Ph.D. student in musicology at UNC. At 3 p.m., steel guitar artists Allyn Love and Cindy Cashdollar will demonstrate playing styles and techniques.

That evening, a concert at 8 p.m. will feature Chris Scruggs and His Steel Guitar, followed by Cindy Cashdollar with Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun.

The symposium is free and open to the public. Concert tickets are required for the evening performances. Admission is $8 for ArtsCenter Friends and UNC students and employees, and $15 for others ($19 day of show).

The event is the third and final symposium/concert in the Southern Folklife Collection’s Instrument Series, which also featured tributes to the banjo and the fiddle. To learn more about the series, contact Liza Terll, liza_terll@unc.edu, (919) 548-1203.