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Meet the Author Craig Harris

Date of Program:  Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Visit the Enfield Public Library on Wednesday, June 11th at 7:00 PM to meet photographer, percussionist, educator and author, Craig Harris, and discuss his new book, The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music.

The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music chronicles the success and struggles of the five-piece group that countered Rock’s rebellion, inspired scores of artists including The Beatles, Eric Clapton, and the Grateful Dead, and paved the foundation for today’s Americana groups, including the Alabama Shakes, Old Crow Medicine Show, and the Civil Wars.  A decade and a half after they last played a note together, The Band remains an important influence on popular music with author Craig Harris’ biography telling their story like never before.

For more than four decades, Craig Harris has documented an eclectic range of music for newspapers, magazines, and websites.  In addition to penning The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music, Harris has authored several books on music as well as contributing to Music Hound Folk Music: Essential Album Guide and Music Hound World Music: Essential Album Guide.  Playing percussion since his preteens, Harris has appeared in concert and/or recorded with such artists as Rod MacDonald, the Fast folk Music Revue, the late Rick Danko and produced two albums for Miles Orgasmic.  He currently plays with the band, Stillbridge.  Harris has been the staff photographer of the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival since its inception in 1988 and his photographs have been exhibited throughout New England.  Possessing a master’s degree in education, Harris taught music in public and charter schools for a quarter of a century before launching his award-winning “Drum Away the Blues” program in 2007.

Books will be on hand for sale and signing.  All programs at the Enfield Public Library are free and all are welcome.  To register for this program, please visit the Circulation Desk or call 860-763-7512.  For more information on upcoming library programs, please visit our website: www.enfieldpubliclibrary.org

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