(article) Texas Folklife Announces “Blues from Deep in the Heart: A Kick-off for Stories Summer Institute”



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Texas Folklife Announces “Blues from Deep in the Heart: A Kick-off for Stories Summer Institute”

Music by: Soul Man Sam, Orange Jefferson, Mac McIntosh, Eddie and The Evereadys 
Q&A with the artists by Eddie Stout of the 
Eastside Kings Blues Festival

 

What: Blues from Deep in the Heart: a Kick-off for Texas Folklife’s “Stories from Deep in the Heart” Summer Institute, will feature performances by Austin blues musicians and some stories behind their music  

Who: Music performances by Soul Man Sam, Orange Jefferson, Mac McIntosh, Eddie and the Evereadys 

Q&A with the artists by Eddie Stout of the Eastside Kings Blues Festival

Where: 
C-Boy's Heart & Soul   /  2008 South Congress Ave   /  Austin, TX 78704

When:
 Saturday, June 27, 2015  /  5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. 

Cost: 
$8 Cover at the Door

Contact: Charlie Lockwood, Texas Folklife Programs & Development Director (512)441-9255

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/829660503749038/


Texas Folklife is excited to announce “Blues from Deep in the Heart,” a blues-themed kick-off party for the Stories from Deep in the Heart Summer Institute, a 5-day intensive fellowship in audio documentary production with professional producers, journalists and cultural workers. This year Texas Folklife is partnering with the East Side Kings Blues Festival to document the stories of east Austin African-American blues musicians, highlight the historical importance of Austin blues, and celebrate the living blues traditions still thriving in Austin. The Blues from Deep in the Heart kick-off will feature Eddie Stout and his band The Evereadys along with a rotating cast of dynamic blues performers. Stout will also conduct a brief Q&A with guest artists Soul Man Sam, Orange Jefferson, and Mac McIntosh about their background and the Austin blues scene.  


More About the Stories Summer Institute 2015:
This summer, Austin-area high school students and middle school or high school teachers and administrators will participate in Texas Folklife’s 2015 “Stories from Deep in the Heart” Summer Institute, a 5-day intensive fellowship in audio documentary production with professional producers, journalists and cultural workers. Participants will be guided through production of short audio documentaries on themes related to folklife—family and community traditions. 
Finished projects may be among those selected for broadcast on KUT News 90.5, other NPR affiliates via Public Radio Exchange, and other outlets. Folklorist and NPR and BBC radio producer Rachel Hopkin will be the special guest instructor again this year. At the conclusion of the 5-day workshop, Ms. Hopkin will present a sampling of her work as well as completed audio documentaries produced at the Summer Institute by this year’s fellows at a Public Reception and Listening Party. The Public Reception and Listening Party will be held at the George Washington Carver Museum, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 2015


“Stories from Deep in the Heart” is supported in part through grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art; the Shield-Ayres Foundation; the Still Water Foundation; Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Arts; the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division; and KUT News 90.5FM.


For more information, visit http://www.texasfolklife.org/event/ssi2015.

 

To listen to some of the stories produced in previous Summer Institutes, visit http://texasfolklife.org/article/more-about-stories-from-deep-in-the-heart.


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About Texas Folklife

Texas Folklife is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to presenting and preserving the diverse cultures and living heritage of the Lone Star State. For 30 years, Texas Folklife has honored the cultural traditions passed down within communities, explored their importance in contemporary society, and celebrated them by providing accessible and joyful arts experiences.

 

www.texasfolklife.org

1708 Houston St

Austin, Texas 78756

(512) 441-9255

(844) 386-2091

 

Media information: Sheree Scarborough

sheree.scarborough@gmail.com / (512) 922-5483