DeKalb Library Presents…Hits of the Ragtime Era
Sycamore Library is happy to share with you this community collaboration from DeKalb Public Library. Information below. For all questions about this program please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.
Virtual Event: Hits of the Ragtime Era
Saturday June 26 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
We’ll take a look at some of the songs that captivated the public and how their popularity continued into the present, and we’ll also share some songs and rags that were hits back in their day. So to quote Irving Berlin, “come on along” for a great hour of ragtime and also some early jazz and blues!
“Cherry & Jerry” is Isaac Cherry on percussion and Jerry Rabushka on piano. Based in St. Louis, the duo is also part of the larger “Ragged Blade Band,” and has toured music of the ragtime era throughout a several state area. They’ve found this music is great for good times – brewpubs, wineries, markets, festivals, and more! They’ve appeared in the Big River Steampunk Festival in Hannibal, MO, the Oddities and Curiosities Expo in Chicago and Tulsa, the RAGBRAI bicycle event in Iowa, and the St. Louis World’s Fare in their hometown. A typical performance includes some well-known songs of the early 20th century as well breathing life back into as some rarely played tunes.
Click here to register for this event. It will also be live streamed to the library’s Facebook page. Click here to watch it on Facebook.
For more information or help with registration, contact Samantha at email@example.com or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.