January 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Towne Crier Cafe
379 Main Street Beacon
NY 12508
$15 in advance/$20 at the door
Clearwater presents “From Senegal to Seeger: Stories of the American Banjo,” Michael J. Miles’ acclaimed one-man show featuring musical and written works of Pete Seeger, Carl Sandburg, Woody Guthrie, Walt Whitman, Johann Sebastian Bach, Mark Twain and others.

In association with the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, Michael is returning the favor for Pete’s many years of support to the school by performing this show as a fundraising benefit.  All proceeds go directly to Clearwater.

Protest songs, fiddle tunes, minstrel sounds and a dazzling array of banjo playing forms the backbone of “From Senegal to Seeger,” but it is the poetic words and Miles’ masterfully woven narrative that complete this portrait of the American experience.

The show has been featured several hundred times in art centers and theaters all across America. This will be the very first time in Pete’s hometown of Beacon.

$15 advance/ $20 day of show

The Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago opened in December of 1957. More than 150 students attended guitar and banjo classes. The School offered concerts by nationally renowned artists. Pete Seeger, Mahalia Jackson, Jimmy Driftwood, Big Bill Broonzy, and Josh White were just some of the many folk music artists who performed at the Old Town School in its early years.   Today enrollment in Old Town School programs averages close to 6,600 students per week, 2,700 of them children.

Michael Miles was the Program Director in the ’80s and received a letter of encouragement from Pete, they continued to correspond over the years.

Join us for his fundraising- show on January 19th at the Towne Crier, 7pm.