Playing for the purpose of inaugural sociology, storytelling and a good time, the Spring Strings event is set to take place Saturday at Wrather Museum.
The event will start at 6 p.m. with Ed Smith, nonstudent from Paris, Tenn., playing the bagpipes outside the venue before the doors open at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Boulder’s Smokehouse Deli and Catering, Music One and the sociology office on the fifth floor of Faculty Hall.
Headliner Dan Knowles performs a wide variety of styles and genres including Civil War Minstrel banjo, Mountain style, Bluegrass Three-finger and his own personal style, the jazzy/classical claw hammer approach.
Knowles has previously worked on overnight passenger boats. The inspiration for the lyrics Knowles writes comes from his days working on the rivers.
“I’m looking forward to being able to present my music to people who haven’t heard from me before,” Knowles said. “Essentially my job is not just an entertainer but to give people what they need and feel what they need.”
Through his own music and storytelling, Knowles is able to tell the history of more than 200 years of American music.
The music performed will be comprised of not only his original songs but a few cover songs as well. Continue reading