9:00 AM - Carl "Sonny" Leyland - Boogie at the Roots:
Who really "invented" boogie woogie, why it took more than a decade to reach national popularity, what makes it so pervasive, and who were its earliest champions.
10:00 AM - Bill Edwards - Ragtime Revivals of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow:
A look at the past three ragtime revivals after the original "death" of the music, and the state of affairs today, followed by a group discussion of whether it is on life support or on the rise again.
11:00 AM -Sean Sharp -The Story of Ragtime Song Slides
The art of the song slide, including its purpose, origins, rise and fall, collection and restoration, and shining examples of the genre, as assisted by Master Frederick Hodges
$15 for access to ALL Friday Symposia.