The Songster Series - Susan Alcorn

The Songster Series - Susan Alcorn

Event Type: music/performance, avant garde

Tue Oct 10 7:00pm
FREE

Overview

Overview The Songster Series - Susan Alcorn

TUE OCT 10 | 7:00pm | FREE

Creative Alliance presents a series of free public performances, The Songster Series, designed to reveal the hidden influences that have impacted celebrated regional musicians. This series gets to the heart of who these musicians are, their musical influences, and how their sound evolved. These intimate, salon style performances take place in the Creative Alliance’s Marquee Lounge.

The pedal steel guitar is a hard instrument to play and very difficult to master. 2017 Baker Artist Award-winner Susan Alcorn is a master. Though pedal steel is mostly associated with country and western music (and is becoming well known in the Sacred Steel style popularized by Robert Randolph) the possibilities are endless. Susan Alcorn has a deep grasp of where pedal steel has been and is a bold pioneer of where it can go.

Join host Brooks Long for an evening of music and conversation with Susan about how blues great Muddy Waters led her to pedal steel guitar, her time playing Country in the 1970s, Straight-Ahead Jazz in the 1980s and since then, bringing her pedal steel under the influence of Indonesian Gamelan, Indian Classical and avant-garde influences like late-period John Coltrane and mentor Pauline Oliveros’ deep listening philosophy.

 

You Might Also Like:

The Songster Series: Christen B  

The Songster Series: Christen B

Tue Mar 6, 7pm

TUE MAR 6 | 7pm | Free

Recalibrating: Performance by resident artist Adam Rosenblatt  

Recalibrating: Performance by resident artist Adam Rosenblatt

Sat Mar 24, 7pm

Recalibrating: Performance by resident artist Adam Rosenblatt Sound...

Comedy: TODD BARRY - 30TH ANNIVERSARY CROWD WORK TOUR  

Comedy: TODD BARRY - 30TH ANNIVERSARY CROWD WORK TOUR

Sun Mar 25, 8pm

NOTE: THE ORIGINAL DATE FOR THIS SHOW HAS CHANGED. THIS SHOW WILL NOW...

A/V Cart  

A/V Cart

Sun Apr 8, 7pm

Local experimental film and music performance combine to put a light...

Sidi Toure  

Sidi Toure

Wed Apr 18, 8pm

One of Mali's great artists, guitarist/vocalist Sidi Touré, is a...

Mortified: Share the Shame  

Mortified: Share the Shame

Sat Apr 21, 8pm

The wildly popular Mortified, produced by Alex Hewett and Adam Ruben...

Learn about our shows & events!

Mailing List Signup »

Social Media:
Facebook Twitter InstagramYouTube
We are here thanks to donors like you!

Upcoming Events

View Full Calendar ›
Jovenes en Accion

Jovenes en Accion

23 FEB - 27 APR (No class on MAR 16)

Life Drawing

Life Drawing

Every Saturday