GROTON, Conn. — The Groton Public Library will host a 50th anniversary celebration of Woodstock, June 8 at 2 p.m. Musician and historian Craig Harris takes you back to that wild and magical weekend in August 1969 with this participatory, multimedia program about the groundbreaking music festival. Drummer Craig offers a short film experience, a play along with the music moment, plus anecdotes from back in the day.
Craig Harris is a musician, teacher, author, photographer, and now host of a weekly radio show on Bluegrass Country. He has taught and written about music for more than four decades. His latest book, "Bluegrass, Newgrass, Old-time and Americana Music," was published in 2018. His passion for music, however, goes beyond the printed word. A skilled percussionist, he's played with several celebrity musicians and has been a member of the Gaea Star Band since 2014. After teaching music in public and charter schools for more than a quarter of a century, Harris launched his "Drum Away the Blues" program in 2009. He is also staff photographer of the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and the Oldtone Roots Festival and has hosted radio shows in New York, N.Y.; Boston and Cambridge, Mass.; and Homerville, Ga.
This program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.