posted on: 1/6/2017; updated: 1/17/2017

Due to the weather, the Tuesday, Jan. 17, performance by noted musician and song historian “Ramblin’ Richard” has been postponed until Monday, Feb. 13, 2017.

The Feb. 13 performance of Ramblin’ Richard's “Familiar Songs, Unfamiliar Stories”  will begin at 7 p.m.

This entertaining program will bring to light the fascinating, and largely unknown, stories behind some beloved American classics such as “Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)”, “Alexander’s Ragtime Band”, and “Goodnight, Irene”. 

Dover Library postpones Ramblin’ Richard performance

posted on: 1/6/2017; updated: 1/17/2017

Due to the weather, the Tuesday, Jan. 17, performance by noted musician and song historian “Ramblin’ Richard” has been postponed until Monday, Feb. 13, 2017.

The Feb. 13 performance of Ramblin’ Richard's “Familiar Songs, Unfamiliar Stories”  will begin at 7 p.m.

This entertaining program will bring to light the fascinating, and largely unknown, stories behind some beloved American classics such as “Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)”, “Alexander’s Ragtime Band”, and “Goodnight, Irene”.

Find out what tune rose to popularity again after nearly 100 years; how “God Bless America” and “This Land is Your Land” are related; and what favorite old American song got its songwriter released from prisons -- twice!

A retired professor, Ramblin Richard, aka Richard Kruppa, accompanies himself on acoustic instruments including guitar, five-string banjo, and baritone ukulele. A member of the New England Foundation for the Arts, Richard studied American folk and gospel music and, through his performances, enjoys telling the “rest of the story” underlying historic and cherished American songs from many decades. His relaxed, comfortable, and casual style establishes a wonderful rapport with his audience.

This program is free and all are welcome to attend in the Library’s Lecture Hall. For more information, please call the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050.