The Music Makers Project

Jan 5, 2017 - Feb 24, 2017

Exhibitions & Films

CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS:  THE MUSIC MAKERS PROJECT
-a series of events dedicated to the roots of Southern American music-

WV HALL OF FAME TRAVELING EXHIBIT
When: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, October 8, 2016
Where: TOOT - Downtown Lewisburg
In addition to various interactive educational components, there will be a “make your own recording” studio. All are welcome to record a song, singing a capella or providing your own accompaniment on guitar or keyboard (supplied by the Hall of Fame.) The recording will be available for you to take home on CD. 

ART EXHIBITS
WE ARE THE MUSIC MAKERSMUSIC OF THE COALFIELDS
When: January 5 - February 24, 2017 - Opening Reception January 6, 2017
Where: Carnegie Hall, Museum and Lobby Galleries
Featured will be  two separate yet complimentary exhibits: The Music Makers Foundation's "We Are The Music Makers"  in the Museum Gallery and the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame's "Music of the Coalfields"  in the Lobby Gallery.  The exhibits will include photographic and audio documentation of Southern Roots and West Virginian musicians, as well as artifacts.  Click on the links for more information.

LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS TRIBUTE SHOW
When: 7:30 p.m., Friday, January 13
Where: Carnegie Hall, Hamilton Auditorium
The WV Music Hall of Fame will host an evening celebrating the music and the life of Little Jimmy Dickens, one of the Mountain State’s best-loved and most popular musical ambassadors.The musicians performing include Larry Groce, John Lilly, The Carpenter Ants, Russ Hicks, Robert Shafer, and others. 

CARNEGIE HALL BOOK CLUB: LOST HIGHWAY
When: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, February 2, 2017
Where: Carnegie Hall, Board Room
Richard Currey's Lost Highway has attracted a legion of admirers since its initial publication in 1997. The book depicts the epic struggle of an ordinary person living his dreams and following his passion. This event is FREE and requires no registration.

FILM SCREENING: THE WINDING STREAM
When: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Where: Carnegie Hall, Hamilton Auditorium
The Winding Stream tells the story of the American roots music dynasty, the Carters and the Cashes, tracing the influence of their music from the 1920s through the present day.

MAINSTAGE PERFORMANCE: ERIC BIBB w/ MICHAEL JEROME BROWN
When: 7:30 p.m., Friday, February 24, 2017
Where: Carnegie Hall, Hamilton Auditorium
Already enjoying success in Europe, Grammy nominee Eric Bibb is becoming a familiar face – and voice – in the U.S. Nominated for nine W.C. Handy Blues Music Awards and winner of the Best Newcomer title in the British Blues Awards, Bibb has been appropriately described as “discreetly awesome” and “a total original.” As his popularity escalates, earlier comparisons to legendary greats Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal are being replaced by quotes that speak to Bibb’s ability to “use standard blues ingredients to cook up something all his own.”
Michael Jerome Brown is a three-time Canadian Folk Music Award winner (Traditional Singer, 2015; Solo Artist, 2012 & 2008), Maple Blues Award Winner, Kerrville (Texas) New Folk Finalist, Four-time Juno Award Nominee in both the Roots/Traditional and Blues categories- MJB is a multi-instrumentalist, a songwriter, and a living encyclopedia of American Roots music.