"WHALING AND SAILING SONGS" with ADAM MILLER

 

Go back in time two-hundred years when every lamp was filled with oil made from the carcass of a great whale

On January 17, 2019, legendary folksinger, storyteller, and autoharp virtuoso, Adam Miller, will perform a free concert of authentic 18th and 19th century sing-along shanties and saltwater sailor songs.

One of the premier autoharpists in the world, Adam Miller is a renowned American folksinger and natural-born storyteller. An accomplished folklorist, historian, musicologist, and song collector, he has amassed a remarkable repertoire of over 5,000 songs.

Miller accompanies his rich, resonant baritone voice with lively finger-picking acoustic guitar and stunningly beautiful autoharp melodies.

A masterful entertainer who never fails to get his audience singing along, he has distinguished himself as one of the great interpreters of American folktales and folksongs for all ages.

Traveling 70,000 miles each year, this 21st-century troubadour has performed in concert halls from the Everglades to the Arctic Circle. Over 1,000,000 students have attended his “Singing Through History” school assembly programs. Pete Daigle, editor of Seattle’s Autoharp Quarterly magazine, calls him “the busiest autoharp player on the planet.”

Miller has recorded six CDs that receive airplay across North America and Europe.

When he is not on the road, Adam calls Drain, Oregon home

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Seaside Library and takes place at 7:00pm in The Community Room.

 

https://www.folksinging.org/

 

Date: 

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 7:00pm