Outside the Box: 150 Years of Cigar Box Instruments and Music

September 13, 2016, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Venue: 
Hennage Auditorium
326 W. Francis St.
Williamsburg, VA 23185
United States

Homemade instruments have been played in America since the earliest days of our country, but it was the lowly wooden cigar box that became part of a folk music tradition, beginning before the Civil War, continuing through the Depression, and having a revival today. Join historian Carson Hudson as he explains and performs Cigar Box music! (1 hour)