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UPDATED 01/02/19
 
 
Songs of the Carter Family with Elwood Donnelly
 
Blackstone River Theatre will offer a three-week class concentrating on learning SONGS OF THE CARTER FAMILY with instructor Elwood Donnelly on Mondays, April 15, 22, and 29, from 6:30-7:45 PM. This group class needs a minimum of five students, with a maximum of 13. Fee is $ 54.00 per student per three-week session. 

Discover the wonders of this early pioneering American country music group and l
earn to play songs from this influential group who were in full swing between 1927 and 1943. A.P. Carter, his wife Sara, and Saras cousin Maybelle sang a pure, simple harmony that has gone on to impact music among most genres. Elwood will provide song lyrics and simple chord progressions that can be adapted for many different instruments while also exploring their history. Bring your voice and the instrument of your choice; It is helpful to know basic chords. 
 
Elwood Donnelly is half of the acclaimed folk duo Atwater~Donnelly, along with his wife Aubrey. Elwood is a seasoned traditional American music performer and workshop leader who teaches with patience and pleasure. Elwood sings and plays mountain dulcimer, guitar, harmonica, and an array of percussive instruments. His ability to integrate fun with scholarly prowess reveals a deep understanding of traditional music.
 
HOW TO REGISTER 
So we can be assured of meeting the minimum needed to hold any of our class offerings, BRT NEEDS PRE-PAYMENT AT LEAST 3 DAYS BEFORE THE START OF ANY CLASS (and hopefully sooner!) or we'll need to cancel at that time.

If you are interested in the Carter Family songs class, please:
1. E-mail russell@riverfolk.org to pre-register and then,
2. Put a check payable to Blackstone River Theatre in the mail ASAP to: Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad Street, Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864