Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Bluegrass at Deepwater Theater

Tonight, at 8 pm at Deepwater Theater, the NC Humanities, in conjunction with Dare County Arts Council and Ocracoke Alive, will present "The Culture of Bluegrass Music in North Carolina: My life as an Accidental Bluegrass Musician" by John Santa, NC Humanities Council Roads Scholar.

From Ocracoke Alives' web site: "Gathering in old tobacco barns and general stores across the state, the culture of Bluegrass music and the old South still permeates our everyday lives. While many people associate Kentucky with Bluegrass Music, the fact is many of the pioneers of this indigenous American art form were North Carolina born and bred. In fact, when one considers the confluences of African, Scottish and English musical heritage, a strong case can be made that Bluegrass was, in fact, born here. And there is no one more fervent than the recently converted! Using musical examples (both recorded and performed live) and personal anecdotes of travels across North Carolina from his book, Bluegrass Is My Second Language, the author seeks to illuminate the joys of Bluegrass music to the uninitiated."

If you are on the island, come on out to Deepwater Theater tonight for some exciting entertainment!

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is about the Unionist North Carolina State Government established at Hatteras in 1861. You can read all about it here:

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