Arts Council of Tamworth is excited to bring wildly talented singer, multi-instrumentalist and ethnomusicologist Tim Eriksen—“one of the best voices in music,” says T Bone Burnett—to Tamworth for a two-day artist residency. The residency will conclude with a performance by The Trio de Pumpkintown on Friday, June 5, 2015, at 7:30 PM at The Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth. Arts Council of Tamworth will also offer a free community workshop, “Sing with Tim Eriksen: Ballads and Shape-Note” on Thursday, June 4, from 6:30-8:30 PM at The Tamworth Lyceum in Tamworth. Come explore these traditional American forms of several-part harmony singing with a master teacher. All are welcome; no experience necessary. Donations appreciated. Refreshments are available for purchase from the Lyceum. Visit artstamworth.org for lots more info about Tim and videos.
Tim Eriksen’s residency is supported by generous business sponsors The Other Store, Cooper Cargill Chant, and White Mountain Oil & Propane, and is funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies, with support from the K. A. Brett School, The Tamworth Foundation, the Tamworth PTA, The Yeoman’s Fund, and from media sponsors The Conway Daily Sun, 93.5 WMWV and Magic104FM. Tamworth Caregivers can provide rides to performances and workshops for those otherwise unable to attend; contact them at 603-323-7697.