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Burst of the blues

A folklorist, William Ferris, and a blues musician, Lorenzo “Logie” Meachum (in visual), will headline the annual Friends of the UNCG Libraries dinner Wednesday, March 28, 2012, in EUC.

The blues celebration kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with a reception, followed by a seated dinner. The program starts at 8:30 p.m.

Ferris teaches at UNC Chapel Hill, where he specializes in Southern studies, African American music and folklore. His book “Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues” provides the focus for his presentation. Ferris, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has conducted thousands of interviews with musicians – from blues legends like B.B. King to inmates working in the fields.

Meachum, a member of the Friends’ board of directors, is a blues musician and storyteller from Greensboro. He is a founding member of the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society and a past recipient of the Keeping the Blues Alive Award for his efforts to perform and promote blues music. He is completing his PhD in English at UNCG.

Full story, including ticket information, at UNCG News.

By Michelle Hines