Street dance, Trophy Husbands featured in New Harmonies seriesPublished 6:02pm Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Free concerts continue in Landrum as part of the New Harmonies American roots music celebration, with a focus on folk/rock, gospel and Southern Appalachia.
On Thursday, Aug. 23, The Trophy Husbands will perform an outdoor concert at the Landrum Library at 7 p.m. The group plays an eclectic repertoire embracing Americana and folk/rock. The members are from the Tryon area: Doug Dacey, vocals and guitar; Stan Halbkat, vocals and upright bass; Andy Costine, vocals and guitar, and Lee Holroyd, drums.
On Saturday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m., the New Harmonies Street Dance will be held on Trade Ave. in Landrum. The event, sponsored by the City of Landrum and the Landrum Area Business Association, will feature Bruce Greene, preservationist and nationally recognized old-time fiddler, along with musicians Doug Rostick, Don Pedi and Robert Burns.
An interactive exhibit that continues through Sept. 15 at the Landrum Library focuses on distinct cultural influences on music, including county Western, zydeco, bluegrass and protest songs, to name a few.
“New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music” is a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institute, The Humanities CouncilSC and the Spartanburg County Public Libraries. The Landrum Library is sponsoring the free concerts and lecture with a grant, and partnerships with local individuals, families, foundations and organizations. For a complete schedule, visit www.infodepot.org.
Week four of the series will feature Dr. Warren Carson, who will present a short history of gospel music with a small choir demonstration on Sunday, Aug. 26 at Landrum United Methodist Church. Then, on Thursday, Aug. 30, Gaye and Phil Johnson will perform music in the traditions of southern Appalachia on guitar, mandolin and dobro in an outdoor concert at the library at 7 p.m.
– article submitted
by Ellen Henderson