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January 11, 2006

Folk musician explores the origin of American music at CW's DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

Folk musician Bob Zentz celebrates the diversity of music during the concert, “The Roots and Branches of American Music,” 3 p.m. Saturday, February 11 at Colonial Williamsburg’s DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. The program is included in museum admission.

Perfect for the entire family, this concert explores the origins of American songs and tunes, as well as the stories behind the musical instruments on which they are played.

Zentz is a master guitarist and spent many years teaching guitar in college courses, workshops and at festivals. He also plays concertina, banjo, mouth harp, melodion, mandolin, lute, autoharp and many other instruments. As a songwriting teacher, he excels in helping students find their unique “voice” in their songs, connecting contemporary thoughts and ideas with traditional roots, and finding the perfect musical setting for the written word.

Making a return performance at Wallace Museum, Zentz does many “informances” where the audience learns, becomes involved and is entertained through history, humanity, humor and musicianship. His brand of “infotainment” becomes a vehicle for the presentation of custom-made programs for schools, camps, libraries, festivals and museums.

Reservations are required and can be made at any Colonial Williamsburg ticket outlet.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s award-winning DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, supported by the DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund, displays the Foundation’s exceptional collection of British and American decorative arts. Entered through the reconstructed Public Hospital of 1773, the museum is on Francis Street near Merchants Square and is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is included in any multi-day Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket or separate museums ticket. For program information call (757) 220-7724.

Media Contact:
Penna Rogers
(757) 220-7121