Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Boogie Woogie Kid to perform at the Loutit District Library October 12

Ragtime, Blues and Boogie-Woogie pianist Matthew Ball will present an exciting and fun American Roots program on Sunday, Oct. 12 for all ages on as part of Loutit District Library's year-long centennial celebration and concert series.

Ball's concert includes arrangements of classic American songs like Swanee River, Over the Rainbow, The Entertainer, Sheik of Araby, Bumble Boogie, Cow Cow Blues, and many more.

This free concert will be held in LDL's upper level lobby from 2-3p.m. For more information, visit or call 616-842-5560, ext. 200.

Ball has maintained an active performing career as 'The Boogie Woogie Kid,' with notable appearances throughout the mid-west and Michigan including The Sky Hempy Keyboard Performance Series, The Jazz'n on Jefferson Festival, The Sandwich Opera House, Borders Books & Music Showcase, and The Milliken Auditorium of Northwestern Michigan University. He has performed two televised concerts for Oak Park Public Television and Clawson TV, has been featured on 'WDRQ Detroit Underground' as well as 'WFYI The Blues House Party,' and has presented educational clinics to the area's leading piano pedagogy institutions.

Loutit District Library is located at 407 Columbus Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan. LDL serves 35,540 residents of the City of Grand Haven, the City of Ferrysburg, Grand Haven Charter Township, Robinson Township and that part of Port Sheldon Township in the Grand Haven Area Public School District. LDL offers a collection of over 145,581 items and provides educational, informative, cultural, and recreational programs for all ages. LDL is a member of the Lakeland Library Cooperative.

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