|Stage name:||Kathy Byers|
|Performer name:||Kathy Byers|
|Mailing address:||81 Coleman Avenue
Chatham, NJ 07928
|Previous appearances at:||
Brooklyn Public Libraries (ongoing 4 years), Oceanside School #5 Long Island, Easton PA Family YMCA, Trailside Nature and Science Center, Mountainside, NJ, Boston Greenfest, Boston, MA
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
|Information last updated:||01/20/2013|
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|IT'S A MIGHTY HARD ROAD||
It's a Mighty Hard Road • A program of songs and stories inspired by John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath. • Lydia Adams Davis and Kathy Byers present a tuneful trek across America in The Great Depression. • Join in on Dust Bowl ballads of Woody Guthrie. • Cross the country in an old pickup truck meeting and working with migrant farm workers. • Listen to Union Songs in the camps... Imagine hopping on the freight trains. • Hear : Hobo's Lament.dreaming of a job...through the hardships made lighter by song. • Urban Chicago Country Blues and survival story-songs of families weathering hard times. • Upbeat, Tin Pan Alley tunes to cheer and lift the spirit! Presentation will entertain, educate, and inspire.
|YOUR SCHOOL IN SONG CREATE ONE TODAY!||
Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Co-written with input from all classes participating in the songwriting process. Additional songs are written as students are inspired by the "muse" in the classroom. Forty-five minutes per class works well for brainstorming, creating lyrics and melodies and voicemail recording with an iPod in the classroom. The school is presented with a CD-recording of their own School Song and a printout of lead sheet and lyrics. A celebratory assembly culminates the songwriting experience.
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