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July Membership Meeting

July Membership Meeting

The RSPS July Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 9th at the Knights of Columbus, 4301 Columbus Dr.,in NE Raleigh. Please come support your squadron for what will surely be an informative evening and one to enjoy with friends and guests. Included in the evenings events is a presentation by John Santa. Details about his presentation are shown below.
Another fine catered dinner will be provided by Kyle's Catering Creations. The menu will consist of Chicken Primavera, Pepper beef, scalloped potatoes, sugar peas, salad, rolls, iced tea & water and dessert.
Cost will be 18.00/person and $33.00/couple.

The Culture of Bluegrass Music in North Carolina: My Life as an Accidental Bluegrass Musician
John Santa
Gathering in old tobacco barns and general stores across the state, the culture of Bluegrass music and the old South still permeates our everyday lives. While many people associate Kentucky with Bluegrass Music, the fact is many of the pioneers of this indigenous American art form were North Carolina born and bred. In fact, when one considers the confluences ofAfrican, Scottish and English musical heritage, a strong case can be made that Bluegrass was, in fact, born here. And there is no one more fervent than the recently converted! Using musical examples (both recorded and performed live) and personal anecdotes of travels across North Carolina from his book, Bluegrass Is My Second Language, the author seeks to illuminate the joys of Bluegrass music to the uninitiated.

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  • Stefan U.

    Very informative and entertaining presentation. Learned a lot about the history of Bluegrass music in NC. The live music portions were great too!

    July 10, 2013

  • Dwen

    Enjoyed learning about and listening to Blue Grass music! Delicious dinner too.

    July 10, 2013

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