Early American music featured in March 24 Homewood Library Program

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Early American music featured in March 24 Homewood Library Program

March 10, 2015 - 22:09

Lauren Pelon (Provided Photo)

"Music from the Backyard & Front Porch," a show featuring American songs performed by Lauren Pelon using a wide array of instruments, will be presented at 6 p.m. March 24 at the Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway. 

Pelon, an acclaimed singer-songwriter, will be singing pieces of indigenous peoples and American immigrants, and will accompany herself on nearly two dozen ancient and modern wind, string and free-reed instruments.

"I believe in the importance of local music and local stories," Pelon said, "and I like to celebrate its great variety and range. This program gives me a chance to do that."

Pelon is bringing an array of instruments for the March 24 program, including a Native American flute, concertina, pennywhistle, ocarina, eagle bone flute, guitar, recorder and psalmodikon, all prominent in American history. 

To tell a story or illustrate an idea, Pelon will also be using the guitar-lute, archlute, bowed psaltery, lyre, hurdy-gurdy, gemshorns, cornamuse, krummhorn, schreierpfeife, shawm, electric wind instrument and pedalboard.

Pelon has performed throughout the U.S. and in China, Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, Russia, Kazakhstan, Australia and New Zealand. 

This program is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact the Homewood Public Library at 708-798-0121, extension 219.

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