Library hosts nationally renowned folksinger Adam Miller on Feb. 20
Published 5:47 pm Friday, January 26, 2018
The Greenville-Butler Co. Public Library is hosting professional folksinger and instrumentalist Adam Miller on Tuesday, Feb. 20.
The event is scheduled for 5 p.m. and will be held in the library’s Community Room. Light refreshments will be offered.
“We are extremely excited to be able to have such a wonderful entertainer in Adam Miller join us here at the library,” said Library Director Kevin Pearcey. “Adam’s storytelling and singing has been praised by the likes of legendary folksinger and songwriter Pete Seeger and pianist George Winston. We want everyone to join us for this unique one of kind musical experience.”
Miller accompanies his rich, resonant baritone voice with lively finger-picking acoustic guitar and
stunningly beautiful autoharp melodies. A masterful entertainer who never fails to get his audience singing along, he has distinguished himself as one of the great interpreters of American folksongs and folktales, and as a performer who appeals to audiences of all ages.
Miller began his lifelong pursuit of collecting old songs in grade school. Armed with an audio-graphic memory and an uncommonly good ear for melody, his childhood ambition was to learn every song he heard. An accomplished folklorist, historian, and song collector, he has now amassed a remarkable repertoire of over 5,000 songs.
Frank Hamilton, co-founder of the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago and former member of the folk quartet The Weavers said of Miller, “His performance is truly entertaining and riveting. He’s doing a real service for folk music: defending the Treasury of American Tradition.”
Miller gives over 200 concerts annually and has performed in over 2,000 American public libraries in 48 states.
Miller can be contacted via his website: folksinging.org.