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Folksinger and Storyteller Adam Miller Performs Tribute to Woody Guthrie


Legendary folksinger, storyteller, and autoharp virtuoso Adam Miller will perform a concert exploring the life and songs of American balladeer Woody Guthrie.  The show starts at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue in Livermore, California.  This program is free for everyone.  

In his short life, Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) wrote over 1,000 American songs – and he didn’t use an original melody for any of them!  Adam Miller’s acclaimed one-man show, Tribute to Woody Guthrie: American Balladeer, tells the story of the man who wrote, “This Land is Your Land,” one of the most widespread English language folksongs. Miller has performed this program in venues across the United States. A reviewer in Brentwood, Tennessee, wrote, “Mr. Miller's Woody Guthrie tribute was among the best edutainment experiences I've ever had. Exceptionally inspiring to witness this true master of eclectic art forms and keeper of the flame of endangered American traditions like secular group singing.” The Syracuse News Times said his performance was “mesmerizing.” The late Pete Seeger called it “Wonderful storytelling!”

One of the premier autoharpists in the world, Adam Miller is a renowned American folksinger and natural-born storyteller. Miller accompanies his rich, resonant baritone voice with lively finger-picking acoustic guitar and stunningly beautiful autoharp melodies. A masterful entertainer who never fails to get his audience singing along, he has distinguished himself as one of the great interpreters of American folksongs, and as a performer who appeals to audiences of all ages.

George Winston calls him “one of the great autoharpists and folksingers of our times.” The Walnut Valley Festival described his performance as, “An outstanding slice of American folksongs performed with his perfectly suited voice and tasty autoharp accompaniment.” A concert promoter in Melbourne Beach, Florida, observed, “It will charm even the most die-hard iPod-loving kids or reluctant significant-others.”  A commentator in Kansas noted, “As educational and informative as he is entertaining, Adam Miller holds his audience spellbound without a lot of trappings. It’s just him, his autoharp and guitar, and his signature Panama hat.”  For more information about Adam Miller, visit

Tribute to Woody Guthrie: American Balladeer is sponsored by the Friends of the Livermore Library as part of the Friends Authors & Arts Series.