The Grant Rogers Mission, a collaboration between Music on the Delaware and Walton’s William B. Ogden Library, will current a free digital live performance with musicians from the Canal Road String Band from 7 to eight pm on Saturday, June 5.
“Grant Rogers and Delaware County’s Homespun Music” will likely be obtainable on Zoom at https://tinyurl.com/2nkncp4. Registration can be accomplished at www.waltontheatre.org
In response to a press launch, the live performance will emphasize the music of Grant Rogers, a Delaware County violinist, guitarist and people singer of the mid-20th century, in addition to music from the broader Delaware County space.
An added characteristic would be the lately found tunes that had been carried out by Grant’s mom and a neighbor. The live performance may also embrace items from the broader American people custom.
It was throughout a Music on the Delaware live performance in 2014 with the identical band that Grant Rogers songs had been carried out. He prompted members of Music on the Delaware and Ogden Library to create a challenge to protect the world’s music, dance, and storytelling.
The Grant Rogers Mission Committee started interviewing native musicians, created an internet site (grantrogers.org), compiled related supplies, and has sponsored workshops and live shows on conventional music and dance subjects for the previous 5 years.
Audio, video and print information of the occasions, in addition to Grant Rogers historical past and recordings, have been archived on the Grant Rogers web site.
The Canal Road String Band members are Phil Banaszak, Dave Ruch, and Jim Whitford.
Banaszak performs the violin, mandolin, and guitar. He’s a New York State Violin Champion and a member of the North American Violinist Corridor of Fame.
Ruch is a full-time musician / performer / music researcher / entertainer who performs mandolin, guitar, banjo, octave mandolin, bones, spoons, and jaw harp.
Whitford is a member of the Buffalo Music Corridor of Fame and performs bass, dobro, and guitar. All three sing.