Blues and Gospel

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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.