On Saturday, Oct. 5, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., enjoy An Afternoon of Indiana Fiddle Tunes at the Salem-Washington Township Public Library. This program is free and open to the public, and offers a wonderful chance to listen to the tunes and stories of Southern Indiana’s rich fiddling tradition from musicians with deep roots in Southern Indiana’s old-time music community. Sponsored by Indiana University’s Traditional Arts Indiana and funded through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the concert will feature the talents of area musicians Paul Goodpasture and Larry Hopkins.
Goodpasture is a longtime bluegrass fiddler from the region. In addition to being a popular player, he’s also written many tunes and songs that are played throughout Southern Indiana in jam sessions and performances.
Larry Hopkins has been a driving force for fiddling in the Washington County area, supporting community music jams. He began playing the fiddle at the encouragement of his uncle, and later took up building instruments to become a master fiddle and mandolin maker.
Through songs, tunes, and the life histories of these two players, learn how this music was passed down, how it bridges genres and generations, and how it remains a vibrant part of community life today.
For more information, please contact the Salem-Washington Township Public Library at (812) 883-5600, or find them online at http://www.salemlib.lib.in.us.