Spencer Bohren

Down the dirt road blues

2-3:00 p.m.

Alta Branch Library

Eva,alta@tclib.org 307-353-2505

Join us for a talk and mini concert by American roots guitarist and singer Spencer Bohren, in town for the Targhee music camp.

His concert documentary, Down the Dirt Road Blues, follows the journey of a single song as it travels through America’s history and culture. From its pre-slavery African beginning, the song slowly transforms into Mississippi blues, Memphis dance music, a banjo tune from Appalachia, Hank Williams’ early country music, Muddy Waters’ electric Chicago blues, and finally into folk music and rock ‘n’ roll, with Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones. Spencer’s concurrent narrative gives an audience historical context for the changes that drive the music forward.

Photo credit: Reggie Scanlan