Red Dirt Rangers, Gail Davies, Byron Berline and more to play free Idabel concert to launch “New Harmonies” exhibit
Idabel is one of the six communities that has been expressly chosen by the Oklahoma Humanities Council to host the exhibit “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music” as part of the Museum on Main Street project, a national/state/local partnership to bring exhibitions and programs to rural cultural organizations.
The Museum of the Red River will host the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibition from Saturday through April 27.
Through a selection of photographs, recordings, instruments, lyrics and artist profiles, “New Harmonies” explores the distinct cultural identities of America’s earliest musical forms. The exhibition examines the progression of American roots music, as rich and eclectic as our country itself. Other musical genres profiled include blues, red dirt, bluegrass and dulcimer.
The Oklahoma Humanities Council is hosting a free concert kickoff at 7 p.m. Saturday at Idabel High School. The lineup includes the Red Dirt Rangers, Gail Davies, Cheevers Toppah, Byron Berline and more.
For more information, go to www.facebook.com/OklahomaHumanitiesCouncil or www.museumoftheredriver.org.