Center for Poetry Fall Series: Elizabeth LaPrelle

November 14, 2012 - 7:00pm
RCAH Theater
362 Bogue Street, Snyder-Phillips Hall, Lower Level
East Lansing, MI 48825
United States

At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, Elizabeth LaPrelle will perform in the RCAH Theater.

Elizabeth LaPrelle of Cedar Springs, Virginia, is a singer and banjo player. She began winning prizes for her singing at a young age, and has dedicated research, passion, and a powerful voice to the ancient art of Appalachian ballad singing. She learned from field recordings, books, family, friends, and tradition-bearers like Sheila Kay Adams and Ginny Hawker. At the College of William and Mary, she graduated with a self-designed major in Southern Appalachian Traditional Performance. Elizabeth has three albums: Rain & Snow, released in 2004; Lizard in the Spring, released in 2007; and Birds' Advice, released in 2011. All are ballads and old-time songs from the Appalachians, backed up by Sandy LaPrelle; Jon Newlin and Amy Davis of The Hushpuppies; and Jim Lloyd of Rural Retreat, Virginia.