Learn Hammons Family Songs - Banjo Workshop Emily Pinkerton

  • April 6, 2019
  • 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 6  1 pm - 2:30 pm  Cost $20  For the Advanced Beginner and Intermediate Level Player

Pre-registration encouraged - julie@bernunzio.com or call 585-473-6140

Learn two beautiful tunes of the Hammons Family—Sugar Babe and Singing Birds—with banjo player and ethnomusicologist, Emily Pinkerton.  Thanks to the field recordings of Dwight Diller, Alan Jabbour, Carl Fleishhauer and others, the old-time music of Maggie, Burl and Sherman Hammons (Pocahontas County, West Virginia) is a vital source for musicians today. Emily will break down irregular meters and unusual tunings to give you two new treasures for your tune list.  She’ll also explore the connections between the Hammons Family and her latest chamber music project, “Rounder Songs” which will be performed in Rochester on Sunday, April 7. This event is called Sweet Air and is a collaboration with FIVEBYFIVE, modern chamber music quintet. Check out the video here.

Emily Pinkerton's driving force as a songwriter and ethnomusicologist is to explore the musical ties that bind the Americas. For two decades, she has traveled between the U.S. and Chile, playing fiddle, banjo, guitar, charango and guitarrón.  In her solo work, Pinkerton writes songs that blend Appalachian and Andean traditions. She draws on studies with legendary musicians Alfonso Rubio, Chosto Ulloa, Patricia Chavarria and others, including extensive fieldwork with poet-singers of central Chile.

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