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“The Other Great American Songbook”

Sunday June 13th at 2 p.m. on Zoom

by Tom Holehan
Stratford Public Library

The Stratford Library will present an online music program, “The Other Great American Songbook”, which celebrates the greatest songs by some of America’s greatest songwriters like Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, Johnny Cash, the Carter Family, Ernest Tubb, Hank Snow and many more.

Nashville’s Music Row and New York’s Tin Pan Alley are hundreds of miles apart, but between them they’ve produced the lion’s share of America’s greatest songs. From Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family through Hank Williams and Loretta Lynn to Kris Kristofferson and Taylor Swift, country music has shaped the way Americans see the world.

“The Other Great American Songbook” offers a fascinating lecture/concert on this often-overlooked slice of America’s musical heritage. Covering the origins of country music in the fusion of mountain ballads with the blues, the roots of rock & roll in country and R&B, the evolution of today’s country and dozens of compelling details.

Presenter Tennessee Walt’s “The Other Great American Songbook” is studded with 24 songs, performed live, by Roy Acuff, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson and other greats from 90 years of America’s musical history. This informative, tuneful tour through the country’s musical heartland will have audiences laughing one minute, crying the next and tapping their toes throughout.

”The Other Great American Songbook” will be held from 2-3 pm on Sunday, June 13. To register for the Zoom presentation and receive an invitation link, visit:

For further information call the library at: 203.385-4162 or visit:


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