Stephen Wade | Deering Live Shorts

by Jamie Latty

This week, we hosted an enlightening conversation with the one and only Stephen Wade. Deering Live Shorts is a quick collection of our favorite highlights of each episode of Deering Live, and so here are a few highlights from our conversation with Stephen yesterday. 

“Among the enduring Washington institutions- the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the inaugural parade- it will soon be necessary to include Stephen Wade.”  – WASHINGTON POST

If you are unfamiliar with Stephen Wade, he is a true scholar of American folk music. He wrote the critically acclaimed book on American field recordings, 'The Beautiful Music All Around Us'. He is a Grammy-nominated recording artist, is also a critically acclaimed playwright best known for his hit one-man show Banjo Dancing, which he presented nightly at Washington's Arena Stage for over a decade. He even performed at the White House for President Carter.  In the show, he plays a variety of banjos, including his Deering made Vega #2 banjo. 

Wild Bill Jones

 

What's In a Name?

 

In Keeping with Tradition

 

Spanish Fandango

 

40 Years of Banjo Dancing

 

CHECK OUT THE VEGA #2 BANJO

Find out more about Stephen: 

https://www.tamulevich.com/roster-booking/stephen-wade-2/

https://folkways-media.si.edu/liner_notes/smithsonian_folkways/SFW40208.pdf

http://www.pxrec.com/assets2/reviews/wade_BU.pdf

 

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