ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

Ola Belle Reed Featured On Tapestry of The Times

Ola Belle Reed Featured On Tapestry of The Times

Saturday, April 18 at 8 PM on WYPR

April 16, 2009Arts Across Maryland

Description: A one hour feature episode of “Tapestry of the Times” on WYPR Radio. This episode – which was a collaboration between Maryland Traditions and WYPR – focuses on traditional music-makers from Cecil County – relatives and friends of the late NEA Heritage Award winner and banjo player Ola Belle Reed of Rising Sun, Maryland. The episode consists of original field recordings by Cliff Murphy, Maryland Traditions Co-Director, and interview recordings by Aaron Henkin from WYPR. Smithsonian Folkways recordings of Ola Belle Reed will also be played. The music featured illustrates the dynamic impact of living traditions from Cecil County on national forms of old-time, country, and bluegrass music.

Tapestry of the Times is an original program of WYPR, produced by Aaron Henkin with assistance from Smithsonian Folkways.

Web: The Tapestry of the Times' website will feature a five minute high-definition multimedia companion piece, available for preview at http://shanecarpenter.com/ola/ola.html. The entirety of “Ola Belle Reed – An Enduring Legacy” can be downloaded for podcast 24 hours after the original broadcast on April 18.

Partners: Maryland Traditions, the Maryland State Arts Council, the Maryland Historical Trust, and WYPR 88.1 FM Radio

When: Saturday, April 18 at 8pm on WYPR 88.1