Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Noon to 1pm
O’Shaughnessy Room in the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library
As explained by our performers, Drs. AJ Scheiber and Liz Wilkinson – members of UST’s English Department, traditional country music was once defined as “three chords and the truth.” It’s a song tradition in which simplicity of expression is valued, and which describes the everyday struggles of ordinary people to put food on the table, to find love, community, and justice, and to go forward with hope despite the frequent scarcity of all these things. It is a song tradition that is realistic and unsentimental, yet capable of artfully expressing longing, love, and pride — sometimes with passion, sometimes with humor.
Folk/honky-tonk duo Wilkinson James will perform some of their original songs in this genre of “three chords and the truth,” and Dr. Shelly Nordtorp-Madson of UST’s Art History Department will present and discuss some visual artifacts that reflect these musical themes and attitudes. Please plan to join us!
For background on the library’s noonartsound series which began in March of 2013, please read on.
noonartsound presentations are free and open to the public
light refreshments will be provided
Questions? Please call Julie Kimlinger at 651-962-5014