Red Roads and Blue Highways: An American Journey in Song and Word
Friday, February 19, 2016, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Join highly acclaimed author Kent Nerburn and Larry Longfor an evening of songs, stories and music that expresses how their time with First Nations peoples has changed their hearts and transformed their lives.
Larry Long, a long-time friend of Pete Seeger, has been called America’s troubadour Studs Terkel. Larry has honored over one thousand elders in song with communities from throughout the world through his program entitled Elders’ Wisdom, Children’s Song.
Kent Nerburn has been praised as one of the few non-Native authors who can respectfully bridge the gap between Native American and non-Native cultures. He is the author and editor of fourteen books on spiritual values. He is best known for Letters To My Son, Neither Wolf nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder, and The Wolf at Twilight: An Indian Elder’s Journey through a Land of Ghosts and Shadows, both winners of the Minnesota Book Award.
The experiences of the two men weave together to create an unexpected synergy and chemistry—while shining a light on the humanity behind our cultural differences. The evening promises to be an event to remember.
Books and CDs will be available at the event; there will be a book/CD signing following the program.
American singer-songwriter Larry Long—called “a true American Troubadour” by the late Studs Terkel—has made his life work the celebration of everyday heroes. Larry’s ballads celebrate community and history makers, including struggling Midwest farmers, embattled workers, and veterans. Says Pete Seeger, “Larry Long is doing what more singers and songwriters should be doing: using music to help people learn to work together, and bring a world of peace.”
Kent Nerburn is the highly acclaimed author and editor of fourteen books on spiritual values and Native American themes. He is best known forLetters to My Son; Neither Wolf nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder, and The Wolf at Twilight: An Indian Elder’s Journey through a Land of Ghosts and Shadows, both winners of the Minnesota Book Award; and most recently, The Girl who Sang to the Buffalo, also a Minnesota Book Award nominee.
WHEN: Friday, February 19, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
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