Asheville, NC 28804
Sponsored by: The Western North Carolina Historical Association and presented by Bruce Nemerov and Friends.
Bruce Nemerov is a Grammy Award winning musician and writer living in Western North Carolina.
Join presenter Bruce Nemerov and his friends for this insightful look into the history of Scottish music and its influences in the Appalachian Mountains. The event will be held at the Reuter Center on the lovely campus of UNC Asheville. The Reuter Center is located at 1 Campus View Rd, Asheville, NC 28804. The event begins at 2 pm and will run until approximately 3:30 pm.
Cost is just $5 for General Public and free to Western North Carolina Historical Association Members. All Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Members are cordially invited to attend.
About Bruce Nemerov:
Bruce is co-author of The Story Behind the Song: 150 Songs that Chronicle the 20th Century (Greenwood Press; 2004) and editor (with Robert Gordon) of Lost Delta Found; Rediscovering the Fisk University-Library of Congress Coahoma County Study, 1941-1942 (Vanderbilt University Press; 2005). The latter book has been nominated for several awards and reviewed in major publications including the New York Times and Chicago Tribune.
Bruce also writes commentaries and essays on a regular basis for National Public Radio’s All Things Considered on the subject of Southern musical and social history. Here are three short pieces about the blues, quartet contests, and the wonderful guitar evangelist Sister O.M. Terrell.
A Chance Encounter with the Blues
The Lost Tradition of Quartet Contests
Sister Terrell: A Crooner on the Amen Corner
Bruce produced – and wrote extensive album notes for – John Work III: Recording Black Culture, a compact disc of field recordings of African American musicians from Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama from 1938 to 1942. The CD was given the 2007 Grammy Award for “Best Album Notes.” Read the review in the New York Times.
Bruce has composed and performed music for film and television and produced and recorded albums for a variety of companies, including Warner Bros., Flying Fish, RCA Victor, and Rounder Records. He was an original cast member of Public Radio’s comedy show Riders Radio Theater starring Riders in the Sky, and now tours as a solo guitarist and occasionally plays in duos and trios with musical pals.