Musician, recording artist, and writer Stephen Wade is best known for his long-running stage performances of Banjo Dancing and On the Way Home. He also produced and annotated the Rounder CD collection that gave rise to the book, A Treasury of Library of Congress Field Recordings. Since 1996 his commentaries on folksongs and traditional tunes have appeared on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. Wade’ s most recent endeavor, The Beautiful Music All Around Us, published in 2012, weaves together loving and expert profiles of performers with the histories of their songs and tunes, and brings to life largely unheralded individuals-farm laborers, state prisoners, school children, cowboys, housewives and mothers, loggers and miners-whose music has become part of the wider American musical soundscape.
Stephen Wade’s appearances are co-sponsored by the University of Illinois Press.
Friday, November 1st, 9:45pm-11:00pm
Wristband or cover