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February 2016

Music in the Stacks: Villalobos

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Have a musical interlude in the library! As you browse the collection, enjoy a performance by Villalobos. Julio Villalobos performs pop music with Latin-American folk roots. Influenced by “La Nueva Cancion Chilena” movement. Villalobos embraces his Chilean and Latin-American heritage and runs with new sounds and colors provided by his experience as an immigrant in the US. Julio is accompanied by Josh Dunigan on percussion, Julio “Jarocho” Viveros on guitar, and Nate Bliton on viola.

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Before the Blues: A Musical Workshop with Reverend Robert Jones

February 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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It would probably be fair say that blues music was the dominant popular music style of the 20th Century, but what came before the blues? Even though the quilt of early authentic African American music is largely gone, there are still threads that can give us insight to the music that existed during American slavery and that gave rise to the popular music of the day. In this workshop we will explore such subjects as the “field holler”, work songs,…

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Taste of Soul Sunday

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join us as we celebrate African American history and culture at Taste of Soul Sunday. Sample African American art, music, literature, history, and food. Performances by Sweet Willie Singleton, Nola Ade, In the Tradition, Asamu Johnson and Fable the Poet. Free food samples provided by: Malamiah Juice Bar, Tadow! BBQ, Daddy Pete’s and LINC Up Soul Food Cafe.

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March 2016

Music in the Stacks: Lady Ace Boogie

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Have a musical interlude in the library! As you browse the collection, enjoy a performance by Lady Ace Boogie. Born a child of Atlanta, and raised in West Virginia, Linda (Lady Ace Boogie) Tellis wrote her first rap at the age of 10. A spark ignited, a passion for creating music. Ace continues to experiment with sound, solidifying her destiny to transform her passion into action. Lady Ace Boogie released her acclaimed debut album, Feel Good Music, in early 2015.…

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April 2016

Music in the Stacks: Nathan Kalish and The Lastcallers

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Have a musical interlude in the library! As you browse the collection, enjoy a performance by Nathan Kalish and The Lastcallers, who play American roots music. How am I Supposed to Get Back Home is the 7th studio album from Kalish, and the first to feature his new band, the Lastcallers. The album is mostly originals with a few rewritten classic covers. Nathan Kalish and the Lastcallers play all night to packed bars as well as lazy Monday crowds, big…

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