Clayton Center presents Ken Waldman: From Maryville to Moose Pass

February 6, 2015
Event By: Clayton Center for the Arts Address: 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway Maryville, TN 37804 Email: info@claytonartscenter.com Phone: (865) 981-8590

Ken Waldman has drawn on his 25 years in Alaska to produce poems, stories, and fiddle tunes that combine into a performance uniquely his. Nine CDs mix Appalachian-style string-band music with original poetry. Eight books include six poetry collections, a memoir, and a children's book. Since 1995 he's toured full-time, performing at the nation's leading festivals and clubs. Ken uses his music in performance as backdrop as he shares original poems—poetry often about this music—and tells stories. A former college professor with an MFA in Creative Writing, he's been a visiting writer at over 80 colleges and universities, a visiting artist at over 200 schools in 32 states, and has led workshops from Alaska to Maine. “A solid old-time fiddler . . . Waldman's originals are worth noting.” --Fiddler Magazine “By age-old tradition, itinerant and touring performers have lives in which their music is interwoven with their lives. No one conveys this better and more powerfully [than Waldman].” --Sing Out! Magazine ". . . might tempt you to plan a road trip with a journal under one arm and a fiddle under the other." Boston Globe

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