WOOD RIVER — Educator, storyteller and multi-instrumentalist Mike Anderson will bring his Musical Instruments of the Civil War to Wood River Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 2. Multi-instrumentalist Mike Anderson will use the banjo, mountain dulcimer, jawharp, bones and other handmade instruments to bring the songs alive and lead the audience in the singing of the classics.
Anderson is a versatile folk performer who has presented workshops, concerts and storytelling performances across the United States. He honed his skills as a storyteller during his years as an elementary school teacher and has conducted teacher and parent workshops for developing literacy through the art of storytelling. His show Mike’s Music Works received a National Children’s television award. Anderson is a nationally renowned mountain dulcimer player and has appeared at the National Mountain Music Festival.
Musical Instruments of the Civil War is a free all-ages event. This performance is part of Wood River Public Library’s “Read to the Rhythm” Summer Reading events.
Anderson also will hold a box-banjo workshop for youth in grades 6-12 at Wood River Public Library that afternoon. Space at the box-banjo workshop is limited, so youths should register by June 28 by calling (618) 254-4832 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information, call (618) 254-4832 or visit www.woodriverlibrary.org.