Alaskan Fiddle Poet Ken Waldman is set to begin two week-long residencies with Baldwin County fourth graders. From February 26 – March 2, Waldman will work with Midway Hills fourth graders. From March 12 – 16, he will work with Lakeview Academy students. His literacy residencies will include workshops and programs for teachers. The Midway Hills Academy residency will end with a performance at Allen’s Market. Waldman will perform his own works, as well as poems composed by students during the week. There is no admission cost for this free community event, and parents are encouraged to bring children.
2018’s Town and Gown Series begins with the Intersection Trio on February 15. At 7:30, the acclaimed trio will present a concert at Allen’s Market.
Intersection Trio performs a wide variety of repertoire. A single concert can contain works by Bizet, Brahms, Debussy, Gershwin, Bernstein, and Williams. Audiences are enchanted by the seamless fusion between traditional and the surprising, and the trio’s effortless interaction with each other and the audience.
Gerald, a Mississippi to Detroit transplant, began playing guitar at the age of 15. Inspired by Prince and 80s rock guitarists, he performed in multiple local bands trying to find his signature sound. He experimented with pop, rock, and finally, blues as he listened to the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, ZZ Hill, and B.B. King. The struggle of keeping a band together caused Gerald to learn bass, keys, and drums in addition to his guitar.
Named after the Bill Monroe, “The Father of Bluegrass Music,” Monroe Crossing has been a favorite of bluegrass fans for seventeen years. The internationally acclaimed group returns to Allen’s Market for the fourth time on January 22. At 7:30 PM in Allen’s Market, the band will perform original compositions as well as classic bluegrass pieces.