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Spring 2013 Pioneer Cabin Concert Series kicks off Feb. 27 & March 3

Kentucky Folklife Program and WKU’s Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology announce the Spring 2013 Pioneer Cabin Concert Series will begin with two Old-Time Music Concerts featuring Tom Carter and Tom Sauber on Feb. 27 and Alan Jabbour and Ken Perlman on March 3.

The Pioneer Cabin Concert Series is an ongoing series that provides a venue for the university and Bowling Green community to enjoy traditional and roots music in the intimate atmosphere of the Pioneer Log Cabin on campus. Jabbour and Carter are prominent academic folklorists as well as notable old-time music performers active in the old-time music revival of the 1960s and 70s.

Banjo player Tom Carter will team up with fiddle player and singer Tom Sauber to perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 27. The two have been playing old time music together since the 1970s and are featured musicians in this year’s Nashville Old Time Stringband Associations’ Breaking Up Winter Gathering.

Fiddler Alan Jabbour and banjoist Ken Perlman will present a program of Appalachian tunes at 3 p.m. March 3. They also will present a free lecture on old-time music at 4 p.m. March 4 at the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center, room 249.

Jabbour and Perlman have redefined that great American invention, the fiddle-banjo duet, and brought it to new heights of complexity. Jabbour’s powerful fiddling style, with its syncopated bowing patterns and lyrical texture, is offset perfectly by Perlman’s inspired approach to clawhammer banjo, which explores chord inversions, harmony lines, voice leading, note-for-note playing, and counter-melody. Their performances testify to the grace, beauty, and power of Appalachian music, and their joint CD, Southern Summits: 21 Duets for Fiddle and Banjo, has been widely reviewed as a benchmark old-time music recording.

Tickets are $15 each or $25 for both concerts. WKU students may purchase tickets for $10 each or $15 for both concerts. Seating in the cabin is limited to 25 people, so reserving a ticket in advance is mandatory. To reserve tickets, contact the Folk Studies office at (270) 745-5295.

For concert details and artist information, visit http://www.wku.edu/folkstudies/cabin_concert_schedule.php

Contact: Brent Bjorkman, (270) 745-4133.

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