A Musical Journey
When you are planning your schedule
for the TTA annual meeting, (Nov. 5-7 at Pickwick Landing State
Park), make sure you include hearing Kindred Spirits,
the folk music duo from Martin, TN. You will smile and clap your
hands as you head out with them on "a musical journey"
you won't forget!
Scheduled to perform after the dinner buffet on Friday
night, Nov. 5, Lisa LeBleu and Teresa Collard,
both professors at UT Martin, will begin their program of folk,
Appalachian-inspired, gospel, and even Cajun music at 7:30 p.m. or so.
Using the dulcimer, guitar, and their beautiful voices, musicians Lisa and
Teresa may include folk favorites "Barbry Allen," "The Water is Wide,"
"Watermelon Song," (an Ozark Mountain Song), and renditions of "I'll Fly
Away" and "Will the Circle Be Unbroken." (See links below.)
However, these musicians don't just "do" music. They tell
stories, give the history of some of their songs and how they became
acquainted with them (e.g. at the folk festival at Mountain View, Arkansas
where they discovered the aforementioned Watermelon Song) and
just have a good time.
Teresa and Lisa were also featured
at the opening of the Music
of the Mountains exhibit at the University of Tennessee at Martin
museum in November, 2003.
Please join Kindred Spirits
and your fellow hikers for this musical
Selected excerpts from songs performed by Kindred Spirits (mp3 format).
I'll Fly Away (1,1MB)
The Water Is Wide (1.8MB)
Watermelon Song (836k)
Barbry Allen (799k)
Will the Circle Be Unbroken (968k)
Depending upon your browser configuration, these may be playable using a plugin or downloaded (right-click in Windows
or control-click in Mac OS x) and played in your favorite mp3 player (Itunes, Win Media Player, Quicktime etc.).