History of Roots and Ethnic Music in South Carolina
Presented by John Fowler.
**John Fowler requests an additional honorarium to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities.
An interactive timeline lecture with music presentations. John connects the dots, linking music heritage relative to region, ethnicity, religion and culture. The presentation is an overview of parallels between European, Native American and African influences which played an important role in shaping American music forms and styles, from field hollers and chants to blues and gospel. Early forms of folk/country and bluegrass are also introduced.