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Allen & Jill Kirkham

Topics: American Old West, History, Musical Performance

Community: Custer

Program Types: Speakers Bureau, Virtual Program(s) | (605) 440-7338

The History of Traditional American Western Music
Allen & Jill present a mix of oral history and live music (acoustic guitar, bass fiddle, mandolin, and harmonica) of public domain, traditional western music. Tunes range from the 1840s-1920s (trail drives and Black Hills mining era, Charles Badger Clark era) and from the key classic western movie era of the 1930s to 1960s. Allen & Jill share background and history behind the songs to educate attendees on music popular during the Old West era, as well as traditional Western music made popular in the late 20th century.