Thanks for subscribing! Please check your email for further instructions.
Folk Ensemble Hammer and Pick Opens the 2020 Carl Sandburg Songbag Concert Series on March 8
Performance at the Sandburg Historic Site in Galesburg
Ill. – The Carl Sandburg Songbag Concert Series kicks off the 2020
season with folk musicians Hammer and Pick at the Carl Sandburg State
Historic Site in Galesburg on Sunday, March 8.
audiences in Western Illinois since the 1980s, the group features
multi-talented artists Wendy Anderson, John Heasly, Jan Sams, and John
Wagner. The folk ensemble ranges
across many genres of traditional
music including Celtic, Blues, Railroad and Civil War ballads, Gospel,
and contemporary folk-style songs.
March 8 Sandburg Songbag performance by Hammer and Pick will be in the
Sandburg site’s barn at 313 E. Third Street in Galesburg. The show
starts at 2:00 p.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. A break for refreshments
will occur at 3:00 p.m. A donation of $5 per person is suggested. The
2020 Sandburg Songbag concerts are funded in part by the Mark and Celia
Godsil Family Fund, a Donor Advised Fund of the Galesburg Community
Foundation. The concert is presented by the Carl
Sandburg Historic Site Association and the Illinois Department of
Natural Resources (IDNR).
Upcoming Songbag Concerts later in 2020 include:
April 5: Semenya McCord; Spiritual Face of Jazz program
May 17: Briar Road; contemporary folk, blues, jazz and original music
June 14: Turas; Irish and Celtic music
July 12: Andreas Kapsalis; ethnic folk traditions, flamenco, Americana, blues and rock and roll
August 9: Dave Moore; country blues, and Mexican-American music
September 13: Joe and Vicki Price; blues
October 11: Sean Kistler; one-man band
November 8: Roundstone Buskers; traditional and contemporary Celtic
Sandburg collected and performed America’s folk songs. The concert
series takes its name from Sandburg’s book “The American Songbag”
published in 1927. The Carl Sandburg State Historic Site includes
the birth home of the famed poet and biographer. For more information,
www.sandburg.org. The site is operated by the IDNR.