Come join Sam Bartlett and family and celebrate the treasure that is the nearly 100-year-old Buskirk-Chumley Theater in one of the first in-person events in well over a year! This concert will be fun for everyone in your household as Sam, with over 30 years experience as a professional musician, performs a variety styles such as Irish, old-time American, and contra dance! The proceeds of these ticket sales will go toward ensuring the Buskirk-Chumley Theater will be bringing the Bloomington community music and fellowship for another 100 years!
Doors open at 6:30pm for this general admission event. The estimated length of the program is 100 minutes.
From Sam's bio: I play three traditional styles of music: Irish, old-time American, and contra dance tunes. Each has a distinct form. Because I know too much, it would be easy to fuse all of these into one eclectic mess, something I consciously avoid. I do love to attempt innovation within the styles and compose tunes adhering to time-honored, unwritten rules, and also nudging them a bit. I wrote Evil Diane along these lines, and included a musical virus in the structure that makes it difficult NOT to repeat the tune once it has ended.
My all-original CD of the same title was profiled on NPR’s All Things Considered Christmas Eve 2004, and is still regularly heard on that show.