West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
Free lecture: "Bluegrass Music and the Contributions of Ralph Stanley" to be held Sept. 15, 2008 at WVU Parkersburg.
CONTACT: Dr. H.G. Young III, professor of music, 304-424-8248.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A free lecture on "Bluegrass Music and the Contributions of Ralph Stanley" will be presented at 7 p.m., Monday (Sept. 15) at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.
Featured will be Buddy Griffin, director of the bluegrass studies program at Glenville State College. His presentation is being held in conjunction with Stanley's Thursday (Sept. 18) performance at WVU Parkersburg.
Griffin's lecture, which will include music, will be held in the college theatre. For many years, Griffin has traveled throughout the country as a fiddler and banjo player with such bluegrass groups as Jim and Jesse and the Virginia Boys and the Goins Brothers. He has been a frequent performer on the Grand Ole Opry, and organized music for the West Virginia State Folk Festival. Griffin will serve as the scholar for "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music," a touring exhibit of the Smithsonian Institution, sponsored by the West Virginia Humanities Council.
His lecture is co-sponsored by the college's Distinguished Performance Series and the Humanities Lecture Series.
Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys will perform at 7 p.m., Thursday, (Sept. 18). Tickets for the Stanley concert are available in the college business office.