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Following the Crumbs

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ROOTS OF AMERICAN MUSIC PRESENTS “Following the Crumbs”: The evolution of pre-war blues, featuring Tim Easton in the historic American Greetings building

Roots of American Music (ROAM) will present “Following the Crumbs”: on Sunday, January 27, 2019.  Doors open at 5:00 pm at the 78th Street Studios in the Gordon Square District in Cleveland, Ohio.  Admission is free and open to the public.

The theme of the event will be a tribute to American cartoonist and roots musician, Robert Crumb, whose early career began at American Greetings, located in what is now the 78th Street Studios. The performance will feature stories interwoven with pre-war acoustic music in the styles of Robert Crumb. Musical performance headliner is Tim Easton, and opening acts include the SpYder Stompers and Sugar Pie, and Brent Kirby.


Roots Music Revue: “Following the Crumbs”

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Doors open at 5:00 pm, Concert 6:00 pm

78th Street Studios @ Survival Kit 3rd Floor

1300 West 78th street, Cleveland, Ohio 44102

The event is free and open to the public

ABOUT Robert Crumb

Robert Crumb is an American cartoonist and musician. His work displays a nostalgia for American folk culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and satire of contemporary American culture. His band Robert Crumb and the Cheap Suit Serenades released 3 albums on the Blue Goose record label, featuring pre-war acoustic blues, rags and old time classics.

Crumb is a prolific artist and contributed to the publication, Zap Comix. Inspired by psychedelics and cartoons from the 1920s and 1930s, he introduced a wide variety of characters that became extremely popular, including cultural icons Fritz the Cat and Mr. Natural, and the images from his Keep on Truckin' strip.

Roots Music Revue: “Following the Crumbs” is part of ROAM’s program called The Ohio Heritage Music Project, whose mission is to re-imagine music production in order to document, preserve and build awareness of regional music. Roots Music Revue is funded, in part, by the Ohio Arts Council.