Adam Miller’s Folk Songs for Children and Families at Unitarian Universalist Church, March 3

Date: March 03, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm

I’ll Sing You a Story – Folk Songs for Children and Families with Folksinger and Storyteller Adam Miller!

It wasn’t that long ago when only kings and queens were rich enough to have other people play music for them. In the old days, regular folks like you and me had to make our own music. That’s why they’re called folk songs! This sing-along program for all ages features American folk songs from the days when music was homemade by real live, living, breathing people like you and me.

An artist whose kind has dwindled to an endangered species, Adam Miller is a renowned old-school American troubadour and a natural-born storyteller. Traveling 70,000 miles a year, he performs over 200 concerts annually in 48 states, from the Everglades to the Arctic Circle. More than 1.5 million students have attended his Singing Through History! school assembly programs. He has performed live in over 2,000 American public libraries. His best-selling CD for children, Along Came a Giant – Traditional American Folk Songs for Young Folks, is in its fifth printing.

Adam Miller began his lifelong pursuit of collecting old songs while still in grade school. Armed with an audio-graphic memory and a kaleidoscopic musical curiosity, his childhood ambition was to learn every song he heard. Today, he is masterful entertainer who never fails to get his audience singing along and that rare performer who appeals to audiences of all ages.

A reviewer in Melbourne Beach, Florida, said that Adam Miller’s presentation is “even more accessible than most good folk music. His stories are not the boring ‘once-upon-a-time’ kind, but rather keep you in a constant state of suspense, and his gentle, building guitar chords heighten it. It’s all about how folk music lives on through oral tradition and has a kind of ‘betcha didn’t know you’ve done it too!’ kind of theme. It will charm even the most die-hard of ipod loving kids or reluctant significant-others.” The Ketchikan, Alaska Sitnews called his show, “Impressively educational but also alluringly entertaining – delighting both young and old alike. His energizing performance brought history alive, as he skillfully grabbed the audience’s attention and transported them with song and laughter through 400 years of history.”

The Tennessean, said that it was “exceptionally inspiring to witness this true master of eclectic art forms and keeper of the flame of endangered American traditions.” The Syracuse News Times said his performance was “mesmerizing.” George Winston calls Miller, “one of the great autoharpists and folksingers of our times.” Pete Seeger admired his “wonderful storytelling!” NPR called him “a master of the autoharp.” The Grand Traverse Insider called him, “A National Treasure!”

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