Musician Art Stevenson will present “Bluegrass Music: Roots and Branches” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 16, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
Hosted by Winchester Academy, the program is free and open to the public.
A guitarist, harmonica player and lead singer, Stevenson will explore the Appalachian roots of bluegrass and its musical innovations.
Stevenson was with the award-winning Wisconsin River Bluegrass Boys from 1982 to 1996. He has appeared on WSM’s Midnight Jamboree, Bill Monroe’s Early Bird Bluegrass Show, the IBMA Fan Fest and the Renfro Valley Jamboree. He has also performed on a dozen different bluegrass, country and folk music CDs and cassette albums.
Art Stevenson & High Water was organized in 1993 and is Wisconsin’s best-know bluegrass show. They perform throughout the Midwest festival circuit, on radio programs around the U.S. and have been featured in the magazines Bluegrass Unlimited and Bluegrass Now.
In November 2000, Stevenson received the “Favorite Male Bluegrass Vocalist” Award by the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association.
Winchester Academy program expenses are funded through sponsors and tax-deductible donations. Stevenson’s program is sponsored by Jeannie and Kim Lulloff.
For more information about Winchester Academy, ago to winchesteracademywaupaca.org or contact Executive Director Ann Buerger Linden at 715-258-2927 or email@example.com.