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Main Street Souvenirs

In Search Of The American Heartland

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Program Description

Welcome to Scott Kirby's "Main Street Souvenirs," a musical and cinematic celebration of Classic Americana. We will explore 150 years of music through Kirby's live piano performances of some of America's greats - including Stephen Foster, John Philip Sousa Main Street Souvenirs Video Thumbnail and the ragtime of Scott Joplin. The music and narratives will be accompanied by a video featuring nostalgic archival images from America's past, as well as stunning photography, and Kirby's own spectacular watercolor paintings of the Great Plains that "touch the soul of the heartland." Baseball games and barbershops, Prairie churches, concerts in the park, and one room schoolhouses - it's all here on Main Street.

“It is seldom that one gets so much erudition, art, and entertainment all in one package. You leave a delightful time knowing about and loving the music.”

- Verne Windham, program director, Spokane Public Radio

“Phenomenal! The artwork touches the soul of the heartland.”

- John Hancock, pianist, composer


Custom Main Street Option

Several chapters of Main Street may be adapted to feature the presenting community, including photos and video of local people, historic places, museums and stories from the area. The artist can do this either in advance or the day of the performance, depending upon the previous arrangement. At the end, a flash drive containing all the new “local” material, including the finished slideshow and interviews, may be provided to the presenter to use for grant applications, the Chamber of Commerce, or public access television.

Get a sneak peek at an example of the custom program!

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