American Traditions

An Evening of Acoustic Music
with Neil Woodward and Suzanne and Jim 
September 9, 2017
Alcona High School Auditorium

Neil Woodward has been playing Michigan tunes for more than forty years.
Suzanne and Jim play across the United States and Europe as an Americana duo.
All three performers, who are old friends, played part of the concert as a trio.
The crowd especially appreciated Suzanne's turn on the spoons while the guys played along.
​Suzanne Jaroszynski has twice been a first place winner at the prestigious Mount Airy, N.C., Fiddlers Convention in the Folk Songs category. Originally from Michigan,  Suzanne is an accomplished percussionist, creating complex rhythms with implements such as spoons and bones. Her strong rhythm guitar playing provides a solid foundation for Jim’s banjo solos. On slower ballads and airs she often plays the flute.
Jim Hale has been at the forefront of the clawhammer style banjo playing revival. His innovative technique has been referred to as “eloquent,” “tastefully professional” and “powerful." From his early bluegrass band experiences, to leadership of award-winning string bands, to his career as a luthier, to terms as an author for music publications, he has been deeply involved in Americana Roots Music. In addition to Suzanne and Jim recordings, his playing has been featured on the TV miniseries "The Wild West."

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