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Musician Spencer Bohren to Perform at UW


September 25, 2012 — Master musician, artist and storyteller Spencer Bohren will perform Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. in Room 128 of the University of Wyoming Fine Arts Center.

Bohren will give a special community performance at the Albany County Library Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 3:30 p.m.

Bohren’s music resonates with the ambience of the rivers, roads and bayous of the American South.

“He has a marvelous gift for sharing his great love for America’s wealth of traditional folk, blues, gospel and country music with audiences of all ages,” says Rod Garnett, UW professor of music. “His ability to animate the musicians and singers from the past -- with both respectful readings of their music and spellbinding stories -- is legendary. He will engage students in a variety of classes with his rich history of music-making, and direct and friendly approach.”

From gently opinionated topical songs to energetic highway tunes to disarmingly beautiful ballads, Bohren presents a wide range of music, punctuated by superlative guitar playing and using an ever-changing assortment of vintage guitars, lapsteels and banjos.

This event is sponsored by the University of Wyoming Office of the President, Department of Music, African-American and Diaspora Studies, American Studies Program and Creative Writing MFA Program.

For more information, call Garnett at (307) 766-2512 or email rgarnett@uwyo.edu.

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Spencer Bohren

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