Monday, March 17, 2014

[439] Folk scholar Stephen Wade’s MTSU appearances cancelled for weather

MURFREESBOROA winter storm in Maryland has resulted in the cancellation of renowned folk scholar Stephen Wade's planned MTSU campus visit this week.

The visit, which was to have included free public concerts and chats as well as classroom discussions with students, will be rescheduled and announced later this year as part of MTSU's Tom T. Hall Writers Series, organizers said.  

Wade, a Grammy-nominated folk musician/scholar/author,planned to perform for and talk with MTSU audiences this week, but the winter storm around his Maryland home has made travel too dangerous.

Wade incorporates live music, projected imagery and spoken narrative to explore the stories behind his award-winning 504-page book, “The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience.”

“Beautiful Music” is a collection of Library of Congress field recordings spanning from 1934 to1942 and hailing from Southern Appalachia down to the Mississippi Delta. To learn more about these recordings, you can visit

The Tom T. Hall Writers Series in the College of Mass Communication at MTSU celebrates songwriters, authors, poets and screenwriters and offers students, faculty, staff and the public a chance to learn more about the creative process as well as the business end of success.

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