Coal Mining Songs with Potluck

April 30, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
RCAH LookOut! Art Gallery
362 Bogue Street, Snyder-Phillips Hall, Second Floor
East Lansing, MI
United States

From 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, join the RCAH in welcoming Potluck for a concert of coal mining songs in LookOut! Art Gallery.

Julie Adams, Colleen Anderson, and Karen Vuranch live and work in the heart of West Virginia’s Coal Country. For this special event, these accomplished performers employ song and story to tell about coal mining in Appalachia. You’ll hear songs about the lure and danger of underground mining, songs that protest the devastation of mountaintop removal, and a magical, touching story of star-crossed lovers in a company town.

The performance is free and all are welcome.

About Potluck:

Each of the Potluck members is a seasoned performer in her own right. Storyteller Karen Vuranch tours throughout the U.S. and internationally and is well known for her Appalachian and multicultural stories, one-woman plays and living history performances. Julie Adams, the featured vocalist for the internationally syndicated public radio show Mountain Stage, has performed with Kathy Mattea, Sarah McLachlan, Bruce Cockburn, Shawn Colvin and many others. Colleen Anderson is a writer, designer and songwriter whose songs and poems have been featured on Mountain Stage and The Folk Sampler.

Photo by Michael Keller