Spencer Bohren at Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

May 16, 2019 ||| 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Image credit: Theo Looijmans
Photo courtesy of Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Spencer Bohren’s music resonates with the ambiance of the rivers, roads and bayous of the American South. He has a marvelous gift for sharing his great love for America’s wealth of traditional folk, blues, gospel and country music with audiences of all ages. His ability to animate the musicians and singers from the past with both respectful readings of their music and spellbinding stories is legendary. Bohren’s laid-back stage presence and comfortable delivery make each concert feel like a pleasant visit with an old friend.

But that’s not all…

Woven through the fabric of a Spencer Bohren performance are his stunning original pieces, teeming with echoes of the traditional music he loves, yet written from a modern viewpoint. From gently opinionated topical songs to energetic highway tunes to disarmingly beautiful ballads, Bohren presents a wide range of music, punctuated by superlative guitar playing and using an ever-changing assortment of vintage guitars, lapsteel, and banjos. The atmosphere of his New Orleans home subtly informs each performance. What’s more, the stories that preface the songs are often as well received as the songs themselves. From festival stages in America to concert halls all over Europe, listeners continue to be charmed by the openness and honesty of Bohren’s music and his gracious personality. In a world filled with synthesized pop music, Spencer Bohren defines artistic integrity.

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