This Friday at 7:30 p.m. — on the Eve of The Fourth of July begin your celebration early by attending HeritageSong at Alley Stage. Jen Logueflower directs a regional troupe of talented musicians as they celebrate America in song.
If you were fortunate enough to experience PoemSong a few years back, then you know how special HeritageSong will be. In PoemSong, Jen gave life to classic poems by setting them to music. In HeritageSong Jen does the same with such classics as The Bill of Rights and the words inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty.
Jen has a special talent for finding the soul in the dustiest of words — like old poetry and various amendments to the Constitution. The deep meaning of these important words are revealed when set to music and performed by talented musicians.
In addition to original tunes (accompanying old texts) you can expect patriotic songs that live deep in our collective hearts – such as The Battle Hymn of the Republic and God Bless America. Between songs, a narrative ties it all together with compelling stories of the composers, historical context, and contemporary commentary.
Here are the local and regional musicians who will be performing:
Sarah Badger Flute, Vocals
John Birner Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Hannah Busse Piano Accordian, Vocals
Todd Hammes Hand Percussion
Jen Logueflower Piano, Guitar, Vocals
Eric Miller Cello Trumpet
Mike Mitchell Vocals
Travis Phillips Guitar, Vocals
In addition, Brandon Merkle is the Lighting Director and Roland Sardeson will be bartending at the concession stand.
It is sure to be an evening of beautiful music and a moving exploration of the words and music that form the core of our great nation.
To buy tickets in advance – to what could be a sold out show – call 608-987-3292, or stop down to Shake Rag Alley.
– Contributed by Lisa Hay