NH KIDVENTURES HIGHLIGHTED LOCATION: Wright Museum of WWII History
Songs & Stories from the War Years
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 at 7:00pm at the Wright Museum of WWII History
Presented by Ramblin' Richard
Many of us of all ages love the songs and music from the WWII era, 1939-1945. Ramblin' Richard's entertaining program focuses on some of the most beloved American songs and music from that era. Songs like Bluebirds over the White Cliffs of Dover, Sentimental Journey, Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition, and Harbor Lights. Richard not only plays and sings the songs, accompanying himself on guitar, 5-string banjo, and baritone ukulele, but he tells fascinating and unfamiliar stories about the songs as well.
Richard also asks interesting and thought-provoking questions about the songs, such as "What popular song was written as a response to the bombing of Pearl Harbor?"; "What song was popular world-wide and thought to be from each country where it was popular?"; and "What popular WWII-era song was a top hit and written and recorded by a state governor?"
Richard, a member of the New England Foundation for the Arts, is a retired professor who studied Gospel and American folk music. He is an active musician who makes more than 200 performances each year.
Admission is $7 per person and free for Wright Museum members. R.S.V.P.s are strongly encouraged to ensure sufficient seating for all attendees. Call (603) 569-1212 to reserve your seat today! Check website for possible cancellations due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
Doors open at 6:00pm; events begin at 7:00pm.