Sam GleavesSaturday Feb. 9th
Songs of Struggle and Freedom
Join in this participatory singing session and learn inspiring songs from Appalachian social justice movements. We will sing songs that are built for group singing that are connected with the organizing of labor unions, protecting the environment in our mountains, and civil rights movements. Come prepared to sing and hopefully you will take home some songs that you can put to use in your community.
Sam Gleaves was born and raised in Wytheville, Virginia where he began playing music as a teenager with the help of local mentor Jim Lloyd, a multi-instrumentalist, storyteller and barber. Gleaves now makes his home in Hindman, Kentucky where he currently serves as the Traditional Arts Director at the Hindman Settlement School. A passionate teaching artist, Gleaves has shared Appalachian traditions at numerous music camps, colleges, universities, and public schools.