Sparky and Rhonda Rucker at the Folk House

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Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 7:30pm

With over forty years of performing, Sparky and Rhonda have performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, NPR's On Point, Prairie Home Companion, Mountain Stage, and Morning Edition, they will now perform at the Folk House.

Sparky and Rhonda Rucker perform throughout the U.S. as well as overseas, singing songs and telling stories from the American folk tradition. Sparky Rucker is recognized as a leading folklorist, musician, historian, storyteller, and author. He accompanies himself with fingerstyle picking and bottleneck blues guitar, banjo, and spoons.

Rhonda Rucker is a musician, children's author, storyteller, and songwriter. Her blues-style harmonica, piano, old-time banjo, and bones add musical versatility to their performances.

Sparky and Rhonda are sure to deliver an uplifting presentation of toe-tapping music spiced with humor, history, and tall tales. They take their audience on an educational and emotional journey that ranges from poignant stories of slavery and war to an amusing rendition of a Brer Rabbit tale or their witty commentaries on current events. Their music includes a variety of old-time blues, slave songs, Appalachian music, spirituals, ballads, work songs, Civil War music, railroad songs, and a few of their own original compositions.

To reserve a seat, contact the Folk House at www.facebook.com/GVfolkhouse

http://www.sparkyandrhonda.com/

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United States