In Search of the Ouachitas’ Lost Music

In Search of the Ouachitas’ Lost Music: 3/15 | 12 P.M. | In-Person & Livestreamed

The Garland County Historical Society (in association with the Garland County Library) presents “In Search of the Ouachitas’ Lost Music.”

Join us for a conversation about the evolution of early-American traditional music, from the 17th century to today…. from early, rural mountain music to the popular genres of our times. Explore the music’s journey from the Appalachians to the Ozarks and Ouachitas, and ponder the question: “Why is so little preserved of our Ouachita musical heritage?”

Charlie Moore is this month’s guest speaker. Moore is an Arkansas native, U of A graduate, US Army Veteran, and retired investment consultant. He began his Old Time Music journey in 2016, focusing on American-roots music prior to radio or recordings. He regularly partners with the Garland County Library to host the “Arkansas Highlands Folk Project” series.

 

 

(VIRTUAL) Highlands Folk Project: Featuring Violet Hensley

Program livestreamed at facebook.com/garlandcountylibrary and youtube.com/garlandcolibrary
Join Charlie Moore, founder of the Highlands Folk Project, as he takes you on a virtual tour of modern performers of old time traditional music. In this episode, Charlie will cover his recent adventure of music discovery across the Ouachita Mountains, and feature footage of his interview with 105-year-old Violet Hensley. Violet is a native of neighboring Montgomery County, and has lived an impressive life as a fiddle maker and musician, receiving the honor of 2004 Arkansas Living Treasure by the Arkansas Arts Council.

Traditional music is the foundation for country, gospel, country western, bluegrass, blues, and more. It was the music of the common man.

If you would like to ask a question in advance, please email Paul Kagebein at pkagebein@gclibrary.com

(VIRTUAL) Highlands Folk Project Episode 4

Program livestreamed at facebook.com/garlandcountylibrary and youtube.com/garlandcolibrary
Join Charlie Moore, founder of the Highlands Folk Project, as he takes you on a virtual tour of modern performers of old time traditional music.

Traditional music is the foundation for country, gospel, country western, bluegrass, blues, and more. It was the music of the common man.

If you would like to ask a question in advance, please email Paul Kagebein at pkagebein@gclibrary.com

(VIRTUAL) A Night with the Hot Springs Jazz Society

Program livestreamed at facebook.com/garlandcountylibrary and youtube.com/garlandcolibrary

Join members of the Hot Springs Jazz Society for a conversation about the history of the organization and their upcoming programs and events.

 

Program to feature John Leisenring, Shirley Chauvin, and Clyde Pound.

(VIRTUAL) Highlands Folk Project Video Podcast 3

(This event will be livestreamed on the library’s Facebook and YouTube accounts).
Join Charlie Moore, founder of the Highlands Folk Project, as he takes you on a virtual tour of modern performers of old time traditional music.
Traditional music is the foundation for country, gospel, country western, bluegrass, blues, and more. It was the music of the common man.

If you would like to ask a question in advance, please email Paul Kagebein at pkagebein@gclibrary.com