Performer and teaching artist Dave Ruch will be live on Facebook each week for a 30-minute live program of songs, stories, history and humor.
Ruch’s “Live From The House” series explores some of the music that our ancestors sang and played (and passed down through the generations) for their own entertainment before the age of record players and radios.
As a full-time musician staring at months of canceled performances on his schedule, Ruch decided to put a series of live streamed concerts together to help us all stay connected and break up our social isolation.
Every weekday at noon Ruch will broadcast a themed concert directly on his Facebook page. There will be historical and traditional folk music of our region (Tuesdays), songs for kids (Wednesdays), special themed shows and request hours (Mon & Thurs). Friday is “learn an instrument day” with hands-on lessons for guitar and mandolin players.
Here’s the schedule for the historical and traditional songs programs:
Tues March 31 – Music of the Erie Canal (part I)
Tues April 7 – Music of the Erie Canal (part II)
Tues April 14 – Music of the Adirondacks (part I)
Tues April 21 – Music of the Adirondacks (part II)
Donations and tips can be made directly to PayPal or Venmo using the following links (be sure to add a note saying “NY History”):
Venmo: @Dave-Ruch-2 (if asked for last four digits, use 2001)
Dave Ruch is a former Public Scholar and Speaker for Humanities New York. His work has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, PBS and American Public Media, and on stages across the United States, Canada and the UK.
Photo of Dick Law at home provided.