305. N. Madison Ave. Eatonton
Sunday, May 5, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.
at The Plaza Arts Center
Speaker: Richard Garrett
Topic: “The World is Georgia: Georgia’s Musical Heritage-Historic Recordings 1927-1961”
Georgia and the South made music that conquered the world. Blues, Country, Gospel and Jazz, the invention of centuries of European migration and African slavery, have had a profound influence on the music of yesterday and today. Come to the Sunday at the Museum Lecture, May 5th at The Plaza, to hear historic recordings of a wide range of Georgia musicians and styles, including music from the cultures of Georgia immigrants from Asia, Africa, and Spanish America. Each recording will be accompanied by commentary on the performers and their times. Enjoy a fascinating afternoon of music, famous and forgotten.
Richard Garrett is a collector of 78 rpm and LP records of popular and traditional music from all over the world. His collection dates back over 30 years and contains many rare recordings from the 1910s to the 1960s. A recent transplant to Eatonton, and originally from England, Richard and his wife, Karen, run the Dot2Dot Inn, a bed and breakfast and catering business. Richard also works in higher education as a researcher.
The lecture is free, but donations are appreciated.
(Refreshments after lecture)