Oct. 12 – Music Scholar Greg Reish is next in Lecture-Concert Series

JONESBORO – Greg Reish, old-time and bluegrass music scholar, will make the next presentation in Arkansas State University’s Lecture-Concert Series, Wednesday, Oct. 12.

He will begin at 12 noon, speaking at the west façade of the Humanities and Social Sciences reisch-greg-newsBuilding.  In case of rain, the event will be moved to the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.

Students, faculty, staff and the community are welcome to attend; admission is free.

In addition to the Lecture-Concert Series, the College of Liberal Arts, Department of Music, Diversity Program and A-State Guitar Guild are sponsors.

Reish is director of the Center for Popular Music and professor of music history at Middle Tennessee State University.  A scholar of old-time and bluegrass specializing in early vernacular guitar styles, he also is a singer and multi-instrumentalist.

He has performed across much of the United States, and in 2007 made a six-city solo tour of Japan. In October 2015 he released an album titled “Speed of the Plow,” an instrumental collection of old-time fiddle and guitar duets with his musical partner Matt Brown.

Earlier this year Reish launched his own radio show, “Lost Sounds,” on WMOT 89.5 FM. He earned a Bachelor of Music in jazz guitar from the University of Miami, followed by a doctoral degree in musicology from the University of Georgia.

The Lecture-Concert Series serves Arkansas State and the surrounding communities by bringing notable guest speakers and performers of diverse backgrounds and wide appeal to the campus.  Many of the Lecture-Concert Series events include additional campus activities.

For more details about the series, interested individuals may visit the Lecture-concert Series website,http://www.astate.edu/lectureconcert, or contact series chair Dr. Tim Crist, tcrist@astate.edu, (870) 972‑2094.

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