Randy Wilson and Gabriel Dansereau at Lakewood UCC Concert Series

LUCC Concert Series invite Old Time, Blues, Blue Grass, Folk and Country musicians, emerging and obscure in spirit to celebrate, support and promote Americana music and musicians from all over the United States.

All concerts at Lakewood United Church of Christ (LUCC) is $20 suggested donation at the door. All proceeds benefit the musicians. Doors open at 6:30PM, show at 7PM.

 

2019 Spring Schedule At-A-Glance:

  • 1/11: Stillhouse Shakers String Band
  • 1/24: Vaden Landers Band
  • 2/15: The Wandering Hours
  • 3/22: Randy Wilson & Gabriel Dansereau
  • 5/3: Charley Groth
  • 5/31: Rebecca Zapen

3/22: Randy Wilson and Gabriel Dansereau

www.rwilsonbanjo.com

 

Randy Wilson is a fifth generation eastern Kentuckian who served as folk arts director for 25 years at the Hindman Settlement School, an institution that has served mountain youth since 1902. He plays several different stringed instruments- guitar, autoharp, Celtic drum, and tells stories of his people in the mountains. But he specializes in banjo and banjo history, playing several different banjos from Africa to Appalachia, particularly banjo styles and tunes from Knott County. Banjo pickers, both men and women, from this region used a variety of techniques and tuning on the banjo.

Mr. Wilson also plays many original tunes – blues, children’s songs. Some are released on his CDs, Dirt Road Dark Night and Get Up You Tugboat. Randy serves the region in several different capacities. He calls dances, plays gospels and spiritual at the nursing home, advocates for miners and people affected by the coal industry, engages youth in water testing of creeks and streams, and searches of economic opportunities in a just transition from coal to more sustainable future. He has represented the region at the Smithsonian festival on the national mall and joined other mountain musicians in cultural exchanges with other communities – Bronx, NY (Puerto Rican), San Antonio, TX (Latino), Anchorage, Alaska (Native American), Dearborn, MI (Muslim), and Rome, Italy.

Randy Wilson will be joined by his son, Gabriel Dansereau, fiddler and jazz guitar player, just graduating from the University of North Carolina Greensboro School of Jazz.

Join us for an evening of stories and songs from the mountains.

** New Event: Randy will also be calling the square dance on 3/23 for the Saturday Afternoon Square Dance from 1-4 with Jenny & the Stray Dogs.

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