Performing Arts: Folk Songs of the Great American Railroad
Folksinger, Storyteller, and Autoharp Virtuoso Adam Miller will delight us with a performance of Folk Songs of the Great American Railroad.
In July of 1869, weeks after the first American transcontinental railroad was completed, you could travel from New York to San Francisco in seven days (including stops) for as little as $65. By 1870, 250,000 miles of parallel steel rails crisscrossed the USA. By 1920, one out of every 28 Americans worked for the railroad. This sing-along program features folksongs about trains, hobos, conductors, engineers, and the days of the steam engine.
One of the premier autoharpists in the world, Adam Miller is a renowned American folksinger and natural-born storyteller. His time-honored traditional folksongs and ballads are the songs of America’s heritage: a window into the soul of our nation in its youth. A masterful entertainer who never fails to get his audience singing along, he has distinguished himself as one of the great interpreters of American folksongs and folktales, and as a performer who appeals to audiences of all ages.
Photo by Bonnie Hawthorne.