Well-traveled musician, singer, recording artist and folklorist Sara Grey will be in concert tonight (October 8th) at 7 o'clock at the Buffalo High School Auditorium, presented by the Johnson County Arts and Humanities Council.
Sara Grey offers a unique look at the songs and oral traditions of the people who migrated into the Texas Panhandle, the Great Plains and the Western States, according to Arts and Humanities Council Director Vikki Chenette.
“Her performances have broad appeal to Old-Time, Americana, and folk music fans, as well as anyone in Western American history,” she said.
On Wednesday morning, Grey will bring more songs to life using her collection of historical black and white photos of emigrants, settlers and other figures.
This multi-media educational program will be at BHS Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 11 o'clock and is intended for school groups and the public. It is free of charge.
“There was so much happening in the west between the 1800s and 1920s, and songs evolved to reflect this activity...with Westward migration, people began to create songs that reflected the regions they settled in. They also sang songs that traveled with them, and these songs began to evolve due to the new environment,” said Grey.
Admission for the concert is just $10 per person and is payable at the door.
Support for the “Western Songs Migration” programs has been provided by the Johnson County Tourism Association, Johnson County Recreation District, Johnson County School District One, the Buffalo Bulletin,Mansion House Inn, and JCAHC members.
To learn mote on Sara Grey, go to www.saragrey.net, or on the JCAHC is available at http://www.jcahc.org or by calling (307) 620-9055.