"GOING TO THE WEST" WITH FOLKSINGER ADAM MILLER

The Friends of the Seaside Library welcome the return of folksinger, storyteller, and autoharp virtuoso, Adam Miller. 

Adam will perform in the Community Room.

“Going to the West” recounts the epic adventure of pioneers, Native Americans, the Oregon Trail, and the opening of the American frontier.

Miller chronicles our country's westward expansion through song and the spoken word.

Apart from being one of the premier autoharpists in the world, Adam Miller is also a folklorist, historian, musicologist, and song-collector.

His repertoire includes over 5,000 songs. 

Miller's baritone voice is accompanied with lively finger-picking acoustic guitar and autoharp melodies. 

His traditional folk songs and ballads will have folks of all ages singing along. 

Adam interweaves stories that evoke a distant era when entertainment was homemade and not extracted from a smart phone.

Traveling 70,000 miles a year, 21st-century troubadour Adam Miller performs over 200 concerts annually.

He has entertained audiences at more than 2,000 American public libraries in 48 states. Over 1.5 million American K-12 students have attended his school assembly programs.

He’s played at venues you can only reach by boat, aircraft, or snowmobile, and concert halls from the Everglades to the Arctic Circle.

Using the experiences of the road, Miller points out fascinating connections between events in history and the songs that survived them. 

And, like radio’s Paul Harvey, he manages to give you “the rest of the story” about some of our nation’s richest musical treasures.

When he is not on the road, Adam calls Drain, Oregon home.

 

 

 

Date: 

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 7:00pm