Railroad songs and stories at Ice House
The Morgan Arts Council presents Mick Souter in concert at the Ice House on Friday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m. with songs and stories of America's railroads. "All Aboard the Iron Horse" is a family-friendly event that concludes Souter's work in Morgan County schools during the week.
"The rich railroad history here in Morgan County and the rest of the region makes Mick's topic a popular one," said Anne Beckley, MAC's Executive Director.
In his entertaining concert, Souter combines music, theater and storytelling to capture the history and impact of railroads from the early steam engines to modern diesels. He uses seven instruments from banjo and mandolin to harmonica and fiddle to lead the audience in singing some of the most familiar songs with him including "This Train Is Bound For Glory" and "City of New Orleans." In between tunes, he spins yarns about everyone from John Henry and railroad laborers to railroad magnate, Collis P. Huntington.
Souter is artist-in-residence for a week appearing at Warm Springs Intermediate, Pleasant View, Paw Paw and Greenwood schools.
The Ice House Concerts are funded in part by local hotel tax revenues. School presentations are supported in part by Morgan County School special levy funds. The Ice House is located on Independence and Mercer streets. Doors open for the concert at 7 p.m. and seating is first-come, first-served. For more information, call 304-258-2300.