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Learn to Play the Spoons & Perform with Simple Gifts
August 16 @ 6:30 pm
FREE , Spoons provided
Anyone who can hold two spoons is welcome!
As a special treat after the intermission at Simple Gifts’ evening performance on the Village Green, Linda and Karen will pass out spoons and teach everyone in the audience who wants to learn the basics of playing the Spoons. You will be playing along with their performance in no time!
Linda Littleton and Karen Hirshon perform under the name Simple Gifts, a folk/blues group. They are both accomplished multi-instrumentalists. Linda has a strong background as a classical violinist , having served as Principal Second Violin in the Nittany Valley Symphony. She also plays hammered dulcimer, bowed psaltery, 5-string banjo, and recorders. At Grinnell College Karen designed her own specialty “Traditional Music in American Culture.” She studied and is influenced by ragtime, classical, American String band music , African drumming, blues, gospel and jazz. In the 70’s Karen toured nationally with the bluegrass band Whetstone Run and has released two albums with the Rustical Quality String Band. Over the years she has picked up baritone fiddle, mandolin, banjolin, banjo-guitar, and a wide variety of percussion instruments.