Friday, June 3, 2016
Dinner Train2: Welcome and Introductions
Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad
Movie: "Emperor of the North"
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Presentation I: Overview - Traditional Music as a Railroad Music Genre
Norm Cohen, author, Long Steel Rail
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Presentation II: Appalachian Railroad Music - The Traditions
Gerry Milnes, folklorist, musician, author; William Sherman Holestine, musician; Gary Wayne Jordan, musician; Jimmy Costa, musician
Presentation III: John Henry and The Labor Tradition
Jimmy Costa, folklorist, musician; Gerry Milnes, folklorist, musician, author
Presentation IV: Hobo Music
Norm Cohen, author, Long Steel Rail; Roy Harper, musician; Johnny Bellar, musician
Emily Miller and Jesse Milnes and Roy Harper with Johnny Bellar headline with guests Jimmy Costa, Gary Wayne Jordan and William Sherman Holestine
Randolph County Community Arts Center
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Presentation V: Line Bar Crew Chants
Maggie Holtzberg, folklorist, filmmaker (Gandy Dancers)
All attendees welcome to participate.
Wrap-up and Departure
- All musicians and presenters listed have agreed to participate. However, if, due to circumstances beyond our control, one or more of them cannot honor their commitment, a suitable substitute will be arranged.
- Space on the dinner train is limited, seating in the Parlor-Observation car even more so. Please book early to assure your participation.