Thursday, July 27, 2023 – Reading and Music by Evo Bluestein
Take a break from the rush of everyday life and join the River Parkway Trust for a Respite by the River. Bring your picnic dinner, blanket, and lawn chair, and relax at the River Center while you enjoy music provided by talented local musicians. Then you'll enjoy a reading by a Central Valley author.
The evening schedule is as follows: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Live dinner music, bring your dinner, lawn chair, or blanket 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Reading by acclaimed author
Evo Bluestein was raised in a folk music family and from an early age was exposed to many of America’s great bearers of traditional culture. He is a well-known teacher and performer, a clogger and a dance caller, an old-time fiddler, plays mandolin and guitar, Cajun/Zydeco fiddle and accordion. He’s an avant-garde banjo composer, autoharp Hall of Famer, and a broad source of American folk songs. With his wife Juliana Harris, he has written three books published by Fresno State Press. The latest “Wind Blowing Across a Field,” a series of interviews with folk musicians, explores what inspired artists to follow their chosen path, and how that was done before computers and the Internet.