Neal Lewing Presentation
Local performer Neal Lewing will present “Singing the Westward Legacy” at North Lake County Public Library in Polson on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. The event, a Humanities Montana Speakers Bureau program, is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
This unique theatrical entertainment presents America’s musical legacy from Lewis and Clark to Custer, with traditional and original folk songs, history, and a few laughs. The show contains many traditional tunes, such as “Shenandoah,” “Down in the Mine” and “160 Acres,” plus a few from Lewing’s internationally acclaimed albums, like “Milwaukee Road,” “Riverboat,” and “The Irish Sing and Dance.” The program examines the role of music in our history, our heritage and our cultural evolution, and why its importance is no less vital today.
Neal Lewing, actor, singer/songwriter, recording artist, playwright, poet, storyteller, author and historian marked 50 years of performance in 2011. Managing director of the Port Polson Players theatre, Neal has served as technical advisor to the Custer Reenactment in Hardin, and a term on the Montana Arts Council. He also performs with the popular Montana ShamRockers.
Partial funding for the Speakers Bureau program is provided by a legislative grant from Montana’s Cultural Trust and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The library is located at #2 First Avenue East. Please call the circulation desk at 406-883-8225 for more information.