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American Roots Music is coming to the Willapa Hills!
Willapa Hills Farm is a working family farm and creamery located in the coastal hills of Southwestern Washington.
Since moving to our century-old farmstead in the Willapa Hills in 2005, we have dreamed of filling our historic gambrel barn with music and dancing. An annual barn dance with family and friends has inspired us to increase the prominence of live music on our farm and in our lives.
Autumn 2017 will see us embarking on this new adventure with the introduction of our first annual American Roots Autumn Music Series. This once-a-month event will showcase regional folk and roots artists in a unique and intimate setting - the loft of our barn, set up as an intimate listening room, with ample space for dancing if the music calls. Participants in these family-friendly events will enjoy a variety of traditional music styles over the course of the series.
Stay tuned as dates and performances are firmed up in the coming weeks! In the meantime, we will be sharing artists and music we love - and if we are lucky - a few of our favorites will join us in the Willapa Hills in the coming months and years...
WHAT IS AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC?
The following description does an excellent job fleshing out the eclectic combination of musical traditions and genres that make up American Roots Music. It also serves as an effective guide for the music that Willapa Hills Farm will be hosting in the months and years ahead.
American folk music is a musical term that encompasses numerous genres, many of which are known as traditional music, traditional folk music, contemporary folk music or roots music. Many traditional songs have been sung within the same family or folk group for generations, and can sometimes be traced back to such places of origin as Great Britain, Europe, or Africa.
Roots music is a broad category of music including bluegrass, gospel, old time music, jug bands, Appalachian folk, blues, Cajun and Native Ameri