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Norman Blake

Norman Blake in Concert November 3

For Immediate Release

October 26, 2001

"Old time country" musician Norman Blake will perform at the Clark Art Institute on Saturday, November 3, at 8:00 p.m. The concert is the second in the series "American Roots: Traditional Music from the Rural South." Tickets are $20 ($18 for members and students). To order tickets, call 413-458-2303, extension 324.

Norman Blake's album Far Away, Down on a Georgia Farm, was recently nominated for "Best Traditional Folk Album" at the 2001 Grammy Awards—the sixth nomination of his long career. Blake is featured on two tracks on the O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack, which went to number one on the country charts. He played guitar on the songs by the film's fictional "Soggy Bottom Boys." The Chattanooga, Tennessee, native has performed with country and folk legends including the Carter Family, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

"American Roots" began with a sold-out performance by Doc Watson. The series will continue in with a performance by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason on January 19. Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart will perform on February 2. On February 22, the series will conclude with an appearance by Cajun music legends BeauSoleil with Michael Doucet.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free through May.  For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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