Robin O'Herin s a Berkshires-based,
acoustic blues and gospel musician. Her instruments include
bottleneck and fingerstyle guitar and mountain dulcimer,
and she plays both original and traditional american music.
Robin specializes in historically rich, often interactive
concerts for schools, libraries and small listening rooms.
Her concerts are warm, affirming experiences she shares
with the audience.
A 2006 Memphis Blues Challenge finalist, she has also opened
for the Doobie Brothers in Pittsfield, MA., , and for Vance
Gilbert and Michael Powers in Sept 04. She was the headline
act in the Resophonic Blues Festival in Pilzen, CZ. in ‘05
She played in Italy at the Tropea Blues Festival in the
fall of '06. Her arrangement of "Old Country Rock" and
her original, "Everhopeful" are being used in
the soundtrack for the PBS "2005 Roadtrip Nations" Series
(episodes 4 and 5).
I feel your music is very special because not
only is it sweet to listen too, but I also feel that
you are a historian preserving and passing along some
very rich music from the past which brings out the spiritual
roots of the blues and some popular music as well. Fan
at a recent concert.
Assemblies and classroom
as American Art: A Celebration of Freedom
Masters of Blues: Their Lives and Music
the Blues: A Listeners Guide
Harlem Renaissance: Literature and Music
Your Own Blues: Music and Lyrics
in the Back-Beat
Influence of Early Blues from 19302003
Integrated Arts in Education
Today’s classrooms often include block scheduling
which put pressure on teachers to hold their students interest
for longer periods of time. Working with faculty and staff,
Robin can create a curriculum that spans English, history,
art appreciation and music. Some of the frameworks and
standards addressed include Standard 6, Purposes and Meanings
in the Arts; Standard 7, Roles of Artists in Communities;
Standard 8, Concepts of Style, stylistic influence and
stylistic change; Standard 9, Inventions, Technologies
and the Arts; Standard 10, Interdisciplinary Connections;
and Standard 11, Singing.
Robin can help schools attain grants and can come in as
a resident/guest artist for anywhere from one to four weeks,
or just do a short assembly/program. Programs are customized
for each grade level and topic.
For more info:
PO Box 667
Lee, MA 01238
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