Ed Mc Dade, Port Matilda, PA
The Rhythms and Rhymes of American Folk Music
Can you square dance while sitting down? Does the "Catfish" really have the blues? Where does the snow white cotton grow? And, just who is Awi Usdi? Ed McDade (vocals, guitar, banjo, and rhythm instruments) will present an interactive, educational and entertaining program of songs, stories and family fun. You'll be treated to tales from the Appalachian and Native American traditions. You'll hear lots of great music like Froggie Went a Courtin', Oklahoma Hills, Oh! Susannah, Harriet Tubman, Freight Train, Cripple Creek and This Land is Your Land. You'll discover a full range of ideas and emotions that are part of our musical tradition and cultural heritage. The program will be presented in an interactive style. The audience actually becomes part of the program! For inter-generational audiences.
Ed also does acoustic/electric music programs that appeal to general audiences.