The Sucarnochee Revue tapes live March 26

Published 9:57 am Friday, March 12, 2010

LIVINGSTON – The Sucarnochee Revue, the nationally syndicated radio program showcasing Black Belt music, returns to Livingston’s University of West Alabama for a live taping Friday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in Bibb Graves Auditorium.

This edition of the show will showcase both rhythm and blues and songs out of the John Lomax songbook, compiled in the late 1930s with the help of Livingston folklorist Ruby Pickens Tartt. Legendary folksinger and storyteller “Riverboat John” Ferguson is this month’s featured artist.

Ferguson, a Huntsville native, grew up on folk and patriotic songs and on stories of the sea and adventure. His storytelling skills come from his grandfather, a Spanish American War veteran and the son of a colorful Civil War Army Sergeant.

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