To commemorate Missouri’s bicentennial, MisFolklife traditions are alive and nicely in West Plains, Missouri on June fifth this yr. The Previous-Time Music, Ozarks Heritage Pageant returns for its twenty sixth yr.
What’s Previous-Time Music?
Consider sitting on the entrance porch with the grandparents, uncles and aunts, and cousins, those which might be musical; plunking on the banjo, and drawing the fiddle on a late summer season night.
It’s mountain music, string-band music, and different phrases that convey up photographs of household and mates becoming a member of in adopted by story telling; a mix of fellowship and leisure leaving a legacy to move on to generations.
This yr’s musical headliner is The Creek Rocks, on stage at 8 pm, with The Shortleaf Band opening the present at 6pm.
All through the day dwell music will happen with featured bands as follows:
Alvie & Mates – Skilled string band musicians from south-central and southwest Missouri – Alvie Dooms, , Ashley Hull Forrest, Kim Lansford, Nathan McAlister, and David Scrivner – will convey an previous/new sound to our stage…. Previous-time music, new sound from this group that hardly ever performs collectively, gathered this yr to bolster the traditions.
Bona Fide String Band – an old-time group primarily based in Hardy, Arkansas. Band members Jeff Kamps, Debbie Kamps, Lisa Culver, and Greg Cox undoubtedly flip again the clock for some old-time string band music and vocals.
Colbert Brothers – Previous-time music has been a household custom for generations for Colbert Brothers Leon, Van, and Vernon, all of whom hail from Willow Springs, Mo. “Mother and Dad instilled in us the love of their music, and to today we play, sing and bear in mind,” mentioned Van, who is thought for his distinctive “two-finger” roll type on banjo.
McAlister & Lansford – Kim Lansford and Nathan McAlister convey collectively fiddle, banjo, guitar and vocal harmonies to inform the story of the Ozark hills by track.
Sisco&Alexander – Drawing on their parallel experiences of rising up in musical households within the Ozarks Hills and rural New England, people gospel singer Mary Alexander joins acclaimed singer-songwriter-storyteller Marideth Sisco, the singer from the Oscar-nominated movie “Winter’s Bone,” in a program of tales and songs starting from the early American frontier to the Fifties – on an American Entrance Porch.
One Extra Greenback –There’s a sound that brings a area into your ideas. So distinctive to its location and inseparable to its tradition, it’s troublesome to call. One Extra Greenback has that sound and its give attention to unique and depression-era and earlier music supplies a chance to construct its personal sound on the inspiration of this troublesome title.
Musical workshops are one other large a part of the competition the place one can take part Workshops will likely be held within the Dogwood Rooms on the West Plains Civic Middle.
Midday-1 p.m. Shortleaf – “FIDDLING” “SO MANY TUNES/SO LITTLE TIMWorkshop will likely be divided into two sections. The primary will likely be details about fiddling usually and embrace sources for fiddles, tunes, what to anticipate from numerous jam periods, studying to play by ear, and benefits of open tunings. The remaining time will include group discussions about any query relating to enjoying the fiddle. This workshop is open to all ranges of experience starting with those that don’t play the fiddle however have an curiosity in getting began.
Van Colbert – Previous-Time Banjo Van will reveal old-time clawhammer type versus the five-string selecting popularized by bluegrass music. Van’s household band performs what they’ve lived, created and shared for generations. He studied banjo with Don Buedel and was named a grasp artist on clawhammer with TAAP-Missouri People Arts Program, instructing others to embrace this conventional type.
2-3 p.m. Duane Porterfield – Mountain Dulcimer
Duane Porterfield will likely be conducting a Mountain Dulcimer workshop that includes an outline of the historical past, tunings, and kinds of this American people instrument. Originating with the early settlers within the Appalachians, the mountain dulcimer has echoed its distinctive voice by hills and valleys, accompanying songs and enjoying melodies. Duane Porterfield is an award-winning mountain dulcimer participant, performer and teacher. He can often be seen enjoying quite a lot of old-time devices on the Ozark People Middle State Park, loitering on the Dulcimer Shoppe or exploring the Ozarks along with his spouse, Cindi.
3-4 p.m. David Scrivner and Ashley Hull Forrest – Ozarks Fiddling
Ashley Hull Forrest and David Scrivner each studied with the legendary Bob Holt by the Conventional Arts Apprenticeship Program (TAAP) sponsored by the Missouri People Arts Program.
Ozarks fiddling is a broad but distinct type of fiddling. But this selection in our custom could make it troublesome to find out what’s included in Ozarks fiddling and what’s not. This workshop will start with a dialogue of the defining components of Ozarks fiddling. It additionally will embrace an indication of varied sorts of tunes widespread to Ozarks fiddling, reminiscent of sq. dance tunes, waltzes, two-steps, jigs, rags, and practice songs.
4-5 p.m. – Shortleaf – “YES, YOU CAN PLAY MANDOLIN”
The primary half of this workshop will give attention to starting mandolin, and can deal with such questions as mandolin set-up, sorts, kinds, prices, classes, studying melody and chords. *oldtimemusic.org
Conventional jig dancing will once more be featured at this yr’s Previous-Time Music, Ozark Heritage Pageant in downtown West Plains, Mo. The Bob Holt Previous Time Jig Dancing Competitors will happen at 2 pm within the Civic Middle Exhibit Corridor.
An indication of mule leaping will likely be held at 3 pm within the car parking zone close to the West Plains Senior Middle on the nook of East Major and South Curry Streets.
The Annual Pie Competitors will embrace three classes: fruit pies; different dessert pies; and savory pies. To enter, convey your pie to the Redbud Room on the West Plains Civic Middle on Saturday June 5 between 11:00 and 11:30 a.m. Judging by a choose group of consultants begins at midday, with awards introduced (and samples supplied) on the Cooking Stage at 12:30.
Bucket Brigade competitions will happen on the “firehouse” which will likely be positioned close to the Youngsters’s Actions space. Occasions are scheduled for midday, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
The Previous-Time Music, Ozark Heritage Pageant is the signature occasion for West Plains. The competition seeks to have fun, protect, move on and nurture an appreciation of the old-time music and people life traditions distinctive to the Ozark Highlands. *Ozarkradionews.com The annual Pageant in downtown West Plains is free admission.Pageant hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
For extra info on the competition e-mail email@example.com, go to the web site at http://www.oldtimemusic.org, or the Fb web page at https://www.fb.com/Previous.Time.Music.Pageant