Blues and Gospel

All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.

Blues expert Lindsay Shannon and musician Pat Nichols join UMKC musicologist Andrew Granade for a discussion of blues and gospel music. Features excerpts from the films Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues; Feel Like Going Home; and  Say Amen, Somebody.
America's Music
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

The six-week program America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway kicks off with excerpts from the films Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Episode 1, Feel Like Going Home (2004) and Say Amen, Somebody (1983). Then UMKC musicologist Andrew Granade and special guest Pat Nichols, a Lawrence-based musician who specializes in the Delta blues, leads the audience in an investigation of blues as a source of our contemporary sounds.

A program of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Tribeca Film Institute, and the American Library Association.