Program Features Performance of Regional Folk Music 

Jun 14, 2017

Regional expressive variation still exists in the U.S. and reflects the strength of cultural differences.

This will be highlighted when the Waretown branch of the Ocean County Library presents “All Over This Land” on Monday, June 19, 3 p.m. Through live performance (and tapes of “The Real Thing”), Saul Broudy will present grassroots songs from various regions, such as Louisiana, Texas, Pennsylvania, California, the Appalachians and Canada. He will also discuss how these songs help people identify who they are and from where they came.

The program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Broudy’s career spans almost 40 years of performance in virtually every major folk music venue in the U.S., Canada and many European countries. He is a veteran performer on the folk scene, singing country, blues, bluegrass and other traditional and contemporary forms of grassroots American music, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar and harmonica.

His solo record, Travels With Broudy, samples the full range of his repertoire and brings together an outstanding group of accompanists. He has also played harmonica as a sideman for more than 20 albums by other artists. 

For more information, call the branch at 609-693-5133.  —E.E.

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