Evan Pritchard, best-selling Native American author and musician, is set to lead an illustrated lecture on the development of local Native American music from lithophonics to shakers, drums and flutes, on Saturday, July 27th, at noon, at the Historical Society of Woodstock. This event is free and open to the public.
Evan performs songs that survived years in the Hudson Valley and the long trek to Oklahoma. Identifying Native American influences in music of today, he links Charlie Patton, Hank Williams, Elvis, Peter LaFarge, Johnny Cash, Buffy Ste Marie, Hendrix and more to Robbie Robertson, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and other singers. The founder of the Center for Algonquin Culture, Pritchard wrote the highly acclaimed Native New Yorker, studied music at Juilliard and taught Native American culture at universities in the Hudson Valley.
The Historical Society of Woodstock is located at 20 Comeau Drive, in Woodstock. This events complements HSW’s summer exhibit, Woodstock Music: In Tune with the Times, 1600’s-Present, on display June 20-Sept 1 on Saturdays and Sundays, 1-5 pm. More information is available online.
Photo of Native American turtle whistle provided.