Oregon folksinger and storyteller Adam Miller to perform free concert at Roddenbery Library
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instrumentals in Cairo early next month. The recipient of the prestigious 2019 Storytelling World Resource Award, Miller will perform at Roddenbery Memorial Library, 320 N. Broad Street in Cairo, at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 7.
An artist whose kind has dwindled, Adam Miller is a renowned old-school American troubadour and a natural-born storyteller. A premier autoharpist, he is an accomplished folklorist, song-collector and raconteur who has amassed a remarkable repertoire of more than 5,000 songs.
Miller never fails to get his audience singing along and accompanies his rich, resonant baritone voice with lively finger-picking acoustic guitar and beautiful autoharp melodies. Skillfully interweaving folksongs and the stories behind them with the elegance of a documentary filmmaker, he has distinguished himself as one of the great interpreters of American folksongs and as a storyteller par excellence.
Traveling 70,000 miles a year, Miller performs over 200 concerts annually in 48 states, from the Everglades to the Arctic Circle. More than 1.5 million students have attended his “Singing Through History!” school assembly programs. He has performed live in over 2,200 American public libraries.
Adam Miller began his lifelong pursuit of collecting old songs while still in grade school. Armed with an audio-graphic memory and a kaleidoscopic musical curiosity, his childhood ambition was to learn every song he heard.
Today, with a repertoire of thousands of tunes, his traditional folk songs and ballads are the songs of America’s heritage, a window into the soul of our nation in its youth. A performer who enlightens as well as entertains, he points out fascinating connections between events in history and the songs that survived them.
Adam Miller explains it this way, “Folksongs travel through history. History travels through folksongs.”
For more information, call 229-377-3632 or visit Miller’s website, Folksinging.org.