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Live Music – Eddie Allen & Clara Byom
July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please join folk musicians Eddie Allen and Clara Byom at Driftless Books and Music for an evening of original songs and Irish, Scottish, American, Balkan, and original dance tunes.
Clara Byom is an Albuquerque-based multi-instrumentalist (clarinet, bass clarinet, piano, and accordion), musicologist, and educator. She performs contemporary classical music and a variety of folk dance music, including Jewish klezmer, contra, English Country, Balkan, Scottish, and Irish. Clara is a founding member of Di Kavene Kapelye, Edith Boulevard, The Parson Sisters, Odd Butterflies, and co-founder/co-director of New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble. Additionally, she performs regularly with Dust City Opera and serves on the board of the New Mexico Folk Music and Dance Society. As of Fall 2018, she serves as the first Development Director of the newly founded nonprofit organization, The Klezmer Institute.
Eddie Allen has been around long enough to come up with a lot of dumb ideas but mostly he has been making up songs and telling stories to folks everywhere he goes. His songs and stories reflect the lives and times and struggles and victories of the people whose paths he has crossed while passing through this sliver of light. He makes his home on the banks of the Upper Mississippi River in the tiny village of Trempealeau, Wisconsin. He is often afloat but rarely adrift. There will be laughter and celebration.
Held at Driftless Book and Music (518 Walnut St., Viroqua)