What: Folksinger, Storyteller, and Autoharp Virtuoso Adam Miller to Perform at the Bohemian Art Loft in Redding
When: Friday (Feb. 25), 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Bohemian Art Loft, 3304B Bechelli Lane, Redding. Seating is limited; for reservations, contact the Bohemian Art Loft (530) 229-7818
One of the premier autoharpists in the world, Adam Miller is a renowned American folksinger and natural-born storyteller. An accomplished folklorist, historian, and song-collector, he has amassed an impressive repertoire of over 5,000 songs. He accompanies his rich, resonant baritone voice with lively fingerpicking acoustic guitar and stunningly beautiful autoharp melodies.
In a contemporary musical landscape peopled with singer/songwriters and their often short-lived offerings, his time-honored traditional folksongs and ballads are a breath of fresh air. A masterful entertainer who never fails to get his audience singing along, he has distinguished himself as one of the great interpreters of American folktales and folksongs, and as a performer who appeals to audiences of all ages.
“I have always had a great interest in how folksongs travel through history, and how history travels through folksongs,” Miller explains. “American History — our collective past — is very much alive within us. It is a great privilege to sing with people all over the nation, and help them locate their own place in the long stream of cultural tradition – to make those connections to their own family history, their traditions, and those old songs that are part of them.”
Traveling 70,000 miles each year from the Everglades to the Arctic Circle, Miller is a 21st century troubadour with a trunk full of stories and songs rich with the wisdom, wry humor, and soulful sensibility of American wit. His songs evoke a by-gone time when most entertainment was homemade — before radios and televisions replaced the musical instruments that once resounded in every American homestead. His songs are the songs of America’s heritage; a window into the soul of our nation in its youth.
Miller has recorded four CDs that receive airplay across North America and Europe: “Bare Fingers – The Solo Autoharp Artistry of Adam Miller,” “The Orphan Train and other Reminiscences,” “Wild Birds,” and “Along Came a Giant – Traditional American Folk Songs for Young People.”
Miller’s website is: Folksinging.org
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