Legendary folksinger, storyteller, and autoharp virtuoso Adam Miller will perform Folksongs of the American Labor Movement at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2019, at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center. This program is free to folk music fans of all ages. The American Labor Movement was a singing movement. Adam Miller’s program features sing-along folksongs about the people who built America and their struggle to improve labor conditions.
One of the premier autoharpists, 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 Miller “one of the great autoharpists and folksingers of our times.” The Walnut Valley Festival described Miller’s 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.”
Folksongs of the American Labor Movement is part of the Library’s Authors & Arts Series, sponsored by the Friends of the Livermore Library.