Country Music: Free concert & film
Join KUED and the Uintah County Library for an evening celebrating the spirit and legacy of country music in America.
Ken Burns new documentary, COUNTRY MUSIC, will chronicle the history of a uniquely American art form. From southern Appalachia’s songs of struggle, heartbreak and faith to the rollicking western swing of Texas, from California honky-tonks to Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, the film will follow the evolution of country music over the course of the twentieth century, as it eventually emerged to become “America’s music.”
Get a sneak peek at this documentary airing in September along with a free concert by Tom Brosseau.
Tom Brosseau is a folksinger and songwriter from North Dakota. He comes from a working family with a musical background, though none have received formal training. His grandmother Lillian Uglem taught him the acoustic guitar while he was in grade school. He has toured Japan, Canada, Portugal, Iceland, Australia; performed in bars, backyards, grand halls, subways, theaters, old folks homes; exchanged songs and poetry with many talented folks, including Susan Orlean, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Patrick Marber, Bonnie Raitt and the late Sam Hinton.