Monday, April 16, 2012

Music and a new cd from Twang Darkly, a TNT Trolley architectural tour, a pub crawl and Angola Prison Rodeo poster signing: Artspace Shreveport on Thurs, Ap 19, 5 pm

The Downtown TNT Trolley Tour this month will explore Architecture with tour guide and local history guru, Lane Calloway, says Bonne Summers.

A tour of downtown Shreveport will explore why Shreveport has so many Italianate buildings, who built them and why. Stops include The Strand Theater and The Novena – but Lane will speak about many other buildings in the one-hour tours.

Narrated tours: 5pm-6pm, 6pm – 7pm and 7pm-8pm. – all begin at artspace.

Also: Spring Fever Pub Crawl around downtown Shreveport Bars and all starts with registration at artspace from 5:30-8:30 pm

Plus Sheriff Steve Prator's Angola Prison Rodeo Poster "Limited Edition" Signing at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, benefiting the longest running prison rodeo in the country.

And there's a Twang Darkly CD Release Party.

Having heard the new CD from the trio Twang Darkly, The Sound of Secret Names, I can vouch that it is an excellent piece of work.

It is not your typical Shreveport music, being inspired by Appalachian sounds as well as by rock, blues and more. It is instrumental music - the lead voice is typically dulcimer, guitar or banjo. Overall, it sounds Celtic but there are some driving and bluesy riffs in the mix.

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