Known as the Father of Country Music, Jimmie Rodgers developed an enduring musical style of his own by drawing from the folk music of his southern upbringing, the work chants of railroad section crews and, most importantly, Black American blues.
Drawing upon the guitar playing of Black American musician Lesley Riddle, Maybelle Carter crafted a style known as the “Carter Scratch,” which became one of the best known and most influential approaches to guitar in country music.
Participants will make a mandolin-inspired masterpiece with us. Country Music Hall of Fame member Bill Monroe shaped bluegrass music with his high-tenor singing voice and unique mandolin picking style.
Participants will meet on Zoom for a Halloween hootenanny, featuring story time, music and an art activity. Listen to seasonal songs and a rhythmic reading of the book Halloween Hustle, written by Charlotte Gunnufson.