WOODBURY — The Woodbury Public Library, 269 Main St. South, will celebrate rock and roll’s history with Craig Harris in a virtual presentation sponsored at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 4.

The fun, fast-paced, 90-minute-plus program of archival audio tracks will include rare video clips and allow participants to learn fascinating behind-the-scenes stories.

There’s even a bit of singing and music-making via the Zoom event.

Those who attend will relive the days of rockabilly rebellion and street corner harmony.

Craig Harris is a musician, teacher, author, photographer, who currently hosts a weekly show on Bluegrass Country Radio.

He has taught and written about music for more than four decades.

His latest book, “Bluegrass, Newgrass, Old-time and Americana Music,” was published in 2018.

He’s also the author of “The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music” (2014) and” Heartbeat, Warble and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music” (2016), as well as music-oriented reviews, articles and photos for newspapers, magazines and websites.

Mr. Harris’ passion for music, however, goes beyond the printed word.

A skilled percussionist/drummer, he has played with C.J. Chenier, Melanie, Rod MacDonald, Jonathan Edwards, Greg Brown, Merl Saunders, and Rick Danko (The Band).

In addition to working with an acoustic Americana group, Two Days Jeans, he’s been a member of the Gaea Star Band with whom he co-hosts a syndicated weekly radio show since 2014.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the Zoom link can be found on the Events section of the Woodbury Public Library at www.woodburylibraryct.org.

Questions may be directed to 203-263-3502.

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