at City Market
Saturday, September 28, 2013
8 am to 12 pm (edt)
Atlantic Weekly returns to the Charlottesville City Market September 28 for its regular fourth Saturday of the month broadcast. There will be live music with songwriter Sam Cregger, touring cellist Wytold, banjoist and kora player Seth Swingle, and Piedmont blues player Douglas Turner Day. Our Soundboard friends will chat with some of the vendors, and we will have some special giveaways to get everyone ready for the upcoming Jazz Marathon.
A native Virginian, Sam Cregger attended Gordon College. In late 2011 he returned to Virginia to work on a farm in Charlottesville. Influenced by Ray LaMontagne, Neil Young, Nickel Creek, Lucinda Williams, Willie Nelson and many more, he also finds inspiration in Western Literature and films, e.g. Cormac McCarthy. Cregger attributes “Blackbird” by The Beatles to be the first major push to teach himself music. Sam is currently working on his next release.with producer Sam Wilson (Sons of Bill).
Wytold layers percussive bowing and melodic finger-picking on the cello. Playing the six-string electric cello, Wytold captures the depth and power of a stand-up bass, the rich tonal timbre of the acoustic cello, and the bright crispness of violin solos and harmonies. Wytold records these sounds live on both electric and acoustic cellos to create his own rock-orchestral accompaniment on stage. Two of his compositions are featured in Blood Brother, an independent film that won both the U.S. Grand Jury Prize and the U.S. Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Wytold was chosen for the 2012-2013 Strathmore Artist in Residence program and the 2013 Artist Fellowship Program of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH). Wytold is also an NS Design featured artist and received a 2011 DCCAH Young Artist Grant to help fund his first solo album: "When Fulvio Finds Celeste," four songs of which received European and Australian radio play,
Seth Swingle is a musician, a performer and a scholar. His mastery of the banjo has driven his relationship with traditional music since he was 10. The West African n'goni and the kora, a 21 string gourd instrument, have impassioned his relationship with the music and culture of Mali since his teens and where now, Seth is a respected musician.
At 24 he is already known by and playing with noted traditional musicians in the United States such as the late Mike Seeger, Bob Carlin, and Corey Harris. His Mali, West African n’goni teacher, Cheick Hamala Diabaté, continues to be astonished that this young person can not only hear the music he teaches but can play it like a true Malian. Monsieur Diabaté, like many of the master musicians Seth knows and has learned from, comments “he can hear a song once or maybe twice and then he can play it like it is his own." He is known for his crisp playing and warmth of feeling that emerges no matter the genre of music.
He has performed in concert at such notable venues as The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, The John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center, The National Folk Festival, The Ralph Stanley Museum and at Merlefest.
Douglas Turner Day plays and sings folk, blues, gospel, old-time country, and many other genres, on 6- and 12-string acoustic, electric and resophonic guitars, in a style honed by years of fieldwork and music-making throughout the South.
As a folklorist, Dr. Day has worked with non-profit arts and cultural organizations throughout the South and the Mid-Atlantic. He has worked as a folklorist-in-residence, program director, grants officer, arts-in-education director, and contract folklife fieldworker in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi. Douglas was an associate director of the National Folk Festival 1993-1995 and the Southern Folk Festival 1996-1997, in Chattanooga, TN. He and his family returned to their native Virginia in 1997, and Douglas worked as a folklorist/consultant for the non-profit Southern Council for Folk Culture. Douglas was the executive director of the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society in Virginia from 2002-2008. He is currently a workshop leader and oral history trainer for the Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, and works as an independant contract folklorist and oral historian. When he's not playing music. And sometimes when he is,
This month Soundboard host Lewis Reining will chat with four Charlottesville City Market vendors.