The final program in the “Rhythms and Rhymes: A Music and Poetry Series” will feature Dr. John Akers performing the music beloved by poet Carl Sandburg on the Spanish guitar and reciting his guitar-inspired writings on Tuesday, April 30, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Hughes Main Library in Greenville. Dr. John Akers’ niche in the guitar world is that of interpreter of Carl Sandburg’s love of the Spanish classical guitar. He has performed twice as the featured artist for the Sandburg Days Festival in Galesburg, IL, and three times at the annual Memorial Day Folk Festival at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site in Flat Rock, NC—the only classical guitarist to ever perform at the event.
Sponsor: Greenville County Library System with support from SC Humanities
More detailed information about the programs is available on the Greenville County Library webpage: https://www.greenvillelibrary.org/rhythm-and-rhymes.