I 105 and WITF are team up to bring you Storyteller Sessions.
A dynamic evening of local Country talent.
September 8th from 6pm-8pm at American Music Theatre in Lancaster.
Part preview screening, part concert event–Casey Allyn and Tim Michaels host the evening featuring a look at the new Ken Burns series COUNTRY MUSIC. Plus performances by Country & Bluegrass artists…Colebrook Road, Ben Gallaher and more…with insights into their songwriting process and reflections on the classic country artists who’ve inspired them.
Tickets are available now at AMTshows.com.
Don’t miss the premiere of Ken Burns’ new documentary COUNTRY MUSIC
September 15th at 8pm on WITF-TV
Ken Burns traces the history of COUNTRY MUSIC in a new 8 part documentary series exploring the uniquely American art form. From its deep and tangled roots in ballads, blues and hymns performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity, Burns highlights how country music evolved over the course of the 20th century, as it eventually emerged to become America’s music.
The series, premiering on WITF TV September 15 at 8pm, answers questions like “What is country music?” and “Where did it come from? “. From the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and Bob Wills to Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Garth Brooks and many more, the series explores stories as well as the times in which they lived. Much like the music itself, the film tells unforgettable stories of hardships and joys shared by everyday people.
Through a mix of events and localized multi-media storytelling, the WITF Music project will extend the reach and impact of COUNTRY MUSIC. We’ll highlight its roots in Pennsylvania, featuring untold stories of people in our region who played an important role in the creation of this uniquely American form of musical storytelling. Plus, we’ll explore how the genre is thriving and inspiring a new generation of musicians and fans.
Learn more at witf.org/countrymusic.