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Liberty is Our Motto!:
Songs and Stories of the Hutchinson Family Singers
AMHERST – The Congregational Church of Amherst, with support of NH Humanities presents: Liberty Is Our Motto!: Songs and Stories of the Hutchinson Family Singers,
Performed by Steve Blunt of Nashua on Sunday, January 27 at 4:00 PM in the sanctuary of the meetinghouse at 11 Church St., on the common in Amherst.
The public is invited to this entertaining program of storytelling and song, withSteve singing and playing guitar. The Congregational Church is proud to sponsor this event in the community meetinghouse.
The year is 1876, and New Hampshire’s own John Hutchinson sings and tells about his famous musical family “straight from the horse’s mouth.” Originally from Milford, NH, the Hutchinson Family Singers were among America’s most notable musical entertainers for much of the mid-19th century. They achieved international recognition with songs advancing social reform and political causes such as abolition, temperance, women’s suffrage, and the Lincoln presidential campaign of 1860. In this living history program, Steve Blunt portrays John Hutchinson. He tells the Hutchinsons’ story and shares their music with lyrics provided. Audience members are invited to sing along on “The Old Granite State,” “Get Off the Track,” “Tenting on the Old Campground,” and more.
Steve Blunt is an award-winning musician and storyteller with over 20 years’ experience in education and the arts. He has been selected seven times as a grant-funded artist for the NH State Library’s “Kids, Books, and the Arts” program and is committed to sharing traditional folklore and history with audiences of all ages.