A Tribute to Joe Wilson: Reading and Concert

March 23, 2017

C'Ville Coffee

1301 Harris Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Free and open to the public
A program of the Virginia Festival of the Book
Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Music CenterIn partnership with The Prism Coffeehouse and The Front Porch

Fred Bartenstein, editor of Lucky Joe’s Namesake and Roots Music in America, shares the writing of National Heritage Fellow Joe Wilson, an instrumental figure in the world of traditional music. Musicians Phil Wiggins, Sammy Shelor, Frank Newsome, and Linda and David Lay will perform in honor of Wilson’s life and legacy.

Fred Bartenstein, editor of Lucky Joe’s Namesake: The Extraordinary Life and Observations of Joe Wilson, is a native of Virginia and graduate of Harvard College. He has performed many roles in bluegrass and country music, including magazine editor, broadcaster, musician, festival emcee, and scholar.

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