@Mason Woodstock: A 50th Anniversary Multimedia & Participatory Celebration
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2:30-4:00pm
The August 1969 Woodstock Exposition of Music and Art continues to reverberate cultural ripples and this program will not only stir memories but provide new perspective. This program incorporates rare audio recordings, professionally edited film, insightful and captivating storytelling, singing, and guided music-making.
Craig Harris has taught, written about, photographed, and played music for more than four decades. A master percussionist, educator, author, photographer, and the host of a popular weekly Friday night show (10 PM - 1 AM) on 88.5 FM in Washington, DC and streaming/archived @ www.bluegrasscountry.org, his latest book Bluegrass, Newgrass, Old-time and Americana Musicwas published in 2018. He’s also the author of The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music (2014) and Heartbeat, Warble and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music (2016), as well as countless music-oriented reviews, articles and photos for newspapers, magazines and websites. His passion for music, however, goes beyond the printed word. A skilled percussionist/drummer, he's performed in concert with Woodstock veterans Melanie and Rick Danko (The Band). In addition to working with an Americana group (Two Days Jeans), he’s been a member of the Gaea Star Band (with whom he co-hosts a syndicated weekly radio show) since 2014. After teaching music for more than a quarter of a century, Harris (who possesses a master's degree in education) launched his Drum Away the Blues program in 2009.