Campfire, Coffee and Conversation
Times: 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Dates: May 6, 2005
Place: Western Historic Trails Center, 3434 Richard Downing Ave.
Contact: KC Hummel, 712-366-4900
(Special thanks to
our corporate sponsor, W. A. (Bill) Petersen, a Council Bluffs resident who's
known worldwide for his fine hand-crafted guitars, banjos and Celtic instruments.
If you need a new string or a custom built instrument, Bill can handle it. Call
and Conversation” program at the Western Historic Trails Center will be
a triple event:
5:30 p.m. – Visitors
are encouraged to come and eat Grandma Sward's angel biscuits with sawmill gravy,
fixed like it has been for decades in pioneer America.
6:30 p.m. – Joe Watson will
open the door on his famous "Museum of Cowboy Songs" and lead the listener
around the West using old and new cowboy songs plus county/western favorites.
Watson has been a musician, writer, poet, recording artist, and socially active
member of the Metro scene for many years. He began stage appearances in the early
1970’s and has played and sung in numerous bands.
He was 38 years old when
he was told he was adopted. It came, as you might well understand, as a life-altering
event. His recently published first book, a fictionalized biography, is named
Raincrow and deals with that topic. Joe will play many songs from his "Museum
of Cowboy Songs" at the Trail Center.
7:30 p.m. – Get ready for
the Metro area "Slow Jam". These folks joined us during our "Creative
Gathering" event in February and the response was thrilling. The metro area
“Slow Jam” group will move their regularly scheduled Friday evening
jam to the Western Historic Trails Center for Campfire, Coffee, and Conversation.
As the name implies, they play mostly fiddle tunes at a slower pace. This allows
the musicians to concentrate on learning the song. All jammers are welcome and
all acoustic song choices welcome.
This Friday evening jam
will allow musicians who normally work during the day to experience the great
jamming at the Trails Center. Bring your instrument or just come on out and listen.
This jam will last until at least 9:30 p.m.
There is no admission fee
for this triple event, although we encourage and support donations, which allow
us to continue to present Campfire, Coffee and Conversation programming.
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