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Stephen Wade Performance

Tuesday, April 9, 2013, from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Stephen Wade is an internationally known ethnomusicologist and scholar of
American roots music and folk life.

He also plays a wicked banjo.

Loyola is pleased to welcome him home to his native Chicago for a special
performance and lecture, based on his new book, The Beautiful Music All Around
Us. The Wall Street Journal called it a masterpiece of humane scholarship, and the
Los Angeles Times said These stories and the recordingscapturing the voices of
everyday people, not pop starssimply crackle.

Wade also produced the widely respected CD, A Treasury of Library of Congress
Field Recordings, and most recently, he played in and produced Banjo Diary:
Lessons from Tradition for Smithsonian/Folkways Music.

Wade is a legend among folk musicians. He created a one-man show called Banjo
Dancing, based on traditional music, story telling and dance. It opened for an initial
three week run on the Arena Stage in Washington D.C. It closed ten years later.
After that, he toured America and the world with Banjo Dancing, and a new show he
wrote, On the Way Home. He was also a commentator for years on National Public

Here in Chicago, Wade will make appearances at Loyola, Northwestern, and his
Alma Mater, the Old Town School of Folk Music.

Stephen Wades performance here at Loyola is on Tuesday, April 9 at 4pm, Galvin
Auditorium at Sullivan Center. It is free and open to the public.

Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center
Elliott Gorn egorn@luc.edu
Event Cost
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This event has been marked as open to the public.
History Department