Pioneer History in Story and Song
Songs of Stephen Foster, America’s first great composer and its first free-lance songwriter. Foster’s compositions include “Oh! Susanna“, “Camptown Races“, “Old Folks at Home“, “My Old Kentucky Home“, “Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair“, “Old Black Joe“, and “Beautiful Dreamer“. Known as the “father of American music” and “the most famous songwriter of the 19th Century,” Foster died penniless at the age of 37.
Performances will be held at 2 and 3:30 p.m. in the Naversen Room of the Jacksonville Library. Admission is $5, paid at the door, but reservations are strongly recommended – every 2016 performance was a sell out!
David has been described by The Washington Post as “an irresistible performer,” weaving a soothing musical tapestry of songs, irresistible vocals, gentle guitar stylings, stories, musings, and his own unique brand of goofy humor. After a 40+ year career as an internationally acclaimed Bach tenor, this series represents a return to David’s musical roots.
You can revisit part of our 2016 series at David’s website, http://www.nwtroubadour.com