Past Event

Folk Songs of the Great Lakes Region

A Road Scholar Program by Lee Murdock

Lee Murdock has uncovered a boundless body of music and stories in the Great Lakes region (16 CDs and 2 books so far). There is an amazing timelessness in this music. Great Lakes songs are made of hard work, hard-living, ships that go down, and ships that come in. The music is grounded in the work-song tradition from the rugged days of lumberjacks and wooded sailing schooners. Murdock comes alongside with ballads of contemporary commerce and revelry in the grand folk style. Making folk music for the modern era, Murdock’s work is a documentary and an anthem to the people who live, work, learn, and play along the freshwater highways of North America.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Kate Zdenek, 708.352.0100.