Songs of the Pioneers Featured this Thursday at Broadway Elementary


Les Gustavson-Zook is an entertaining and energetic multi instrumentalist performer for both children and adults. He performs solo and with his wife, Gwen at a variety of venues across the country.
Les is the 2001 International Autoharp Champion as well as the 1989 National Autoharp Champion, and performs and gives workshops on the autoharp at festivals from coast to coast.

April 12th, 2012 7PM Broadway Elementary
The Songs of the Pioneers presentation is a fun, interactive and educational way to expose children to the songs pioneers were singing as they traveled west. Les will be bringing a car load of acoustic mu-sical instruments with him, introduces each instrument with some of it’s history, sings songs from the 1800’s, and ties the whole presentation together with pioneer experiences.

Instruments include: guitar, autoharp, mandolin, dulcimer, banjo, bowed psaltery, fiddle, ukelele, harp, mouth bow, bass, harmonica, spoons, & limberjack.

Songs include: Arkansas Traveler, Turkey in the Straw, Home on the Range, Wait for the Wagon, Red River Valley, Oh Susanna, Camptown Races, Yankee Doodle, Shortening Bread, Liza Jane, Skip to My Lou, Polly Wally Doodle, Old Joe Clark, Coming Round the Mtn., and Buffalo Gals.

This performance brought to you by Broadway PALS

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