For grades: all grades (Usually divided: k-3, 4-6, secondary
Requirements for live visit: Open clear stage, prefer easy unloading logistics, two hour set up time, 1&1/2 take down
Fees for live visit: Washington area rates: $400 for b/b concerts. Touring rates: $500 for single, $600 for double plus modest per diem. Block booking encourged, Bruce will drive out of area for significant amounts of work. Rates may be negotiable
Funding: Maryland State Arts Council AIE funds available on a first come first serve basis.
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BRUCE HUTTON performs Old-Time American folk music in an engaging and interactive style. His concert introduces the audience to traditional music of the southern Appalachians, the Piedmont, New England, the western frontier and early blues from Memphis and the Mississippi delta. He plays more that a dozen antique and hand-crafted instruments. Included are banjos, guitars, dulcimers, mondolins, ukuleles and more. Humor, dialogue with the audience and songs featuring sing-alond lyrics keep students involved throught the concert. Audience particpation also includes inviting students on stage to play limberjacks (Appalachian clogging dolls) with a banjo tune and jug-band instruments (washboards, jugs, tub-bass, whistles and spoons) while Bruce leads a 1920's jazz song with ukulele and kazoo.
Bruce Hutton has been performing OLD-TIME AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC since 1973. He has presented programs at more than 100 schools annually and has played for all ages at numerous festivals and concerts. He is a member of Double Decker Stringband, Hesperus, and Roustabout. These groups have appeared across the U.S., in Europe and in Asia. The Smithsonian, Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center are some of the noteworthy places where Bruce has appeared. Solo recordings are available from Smithsonian-Folkways and Marimac.