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The Railroad in Song with Jon Waterman

May 6, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

In his program “The Railroad in Song,” presenter, musician and songwriter Jon Waterman takes his audience on a tour of songs about trains, railroad workers, train wrecks, heroes and hobos. Stations visited include the Transcontinental Railroad, the stories of Casey Jones and John Henry, the Ashtabula and 97 wrecks, the Great migration and more. The show consists of songs, history, and an accompanying slide presentation.

About Jon Waterman
Musician and songwriter Jon Waterman has been performing his original songs along with blues, rock and country standards throughout his life. His music is influenced by intriguing characters and stories from history, the roots of the music he loves, and the diversity of the human experience. His song “Sultana” which tells the story of the Civil War steamboat disaster was selected to be featured at the Sultana museum in Marion, AR. Waterman has presented his programs “A Journey Through the Roots of American Popular Music” and “Cro-Magnon Blues: History and Legends Through Song” in venues around the country, both in person and virtually. He has an M.A. in Popular Music History from Prescott College, an M.A. in Psychology from Kaplan University, and a B.A. in History from Northern Arizona University.

This presentation will be broadcast on Zoom live, please click here to register to attend.


May 6, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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