Drum Away the Blue

TUESDAY, JULY 18TH AT 10:30AM -Join us for an introduction to American Indian music with percussionist and educator Craig Harris.  This exciting, multimedia and participatory adult program is based on Harris’ new book “Heartbeat, Warble, and the Electric Power.”

About Craig Harris:

Driven by a passion for music, percussionist/educator Craig Harris (Drum Away the Blues), author of The New Folk Music, The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music, and Heartbeat, Warble, and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music has covered the roots music scene for newspapers, magazines, and music-oriented websites for more than four decades. A skilled hand drummer, he’s appeared in concert and/or on recordings with Rod MacDonald, C.J. Chenier & His Red Hot Louisiana Zydeco Band, Jonathan Edwards, Greg Brown, Don White, Melanie, and the late Rick Danko (The Band) and Merl Saunders, and is currently a member of the Standing Bear Jam Band and the Gaea Star Band (with whom he cohosts the weekly Gaea Crystal Radio Hour). Applehead/SONY released their CD, Who We Are in November 2015. Possessing a Master’s in education, Harris taught music in public and charter schools for a quarter of a century before launching his multicultural, participatory, and fun-for-all-ages Drum Away the Blues program in 2009.

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