Ragtime player comes to Roachdale

Sunday, October 20, 2013

ROACHDALE -- The Roachdale Revitalization Cooperative Alliance (RRCA) will present an evening of music with Bob Milne at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at North Putnam High School.

It marks the inaugural event in the Roachdale music series.

A living legend in blues and ragtime piano, Milne began his career playing french horn for the Baltimore Symphony. He has the distinction of being one of the only two ragtime and boogie-woogie pianists who have been interviewed and recorded for the Library of Congress.

Milne has played all over the country for presidents and heads of state. His style of performance is distinctive and fluid, creating his set list on the fly.

He combines standards and improv, running through blues, ragtime, boogie-woogie and jazz interspersed with tales of his travels around the country and the rich history of his favorite musical genres.

Milne usually plays concert halls filled with hundreds of avid fans. Concert-goers will get to experience America's "journeyman piano player."

Seating is limited and tickets are $15 per person payable at the door on the evening of the event.

Reservations may be made by calling 522-1507, or persons may email requests to RoachdaleRCA@yahoo.com. All net proceeds will be used to promote the mission of RRCA.

The Roachdale Revitalization Cooperative Alliance (RRCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents of the Town of Roachdale and surrounding areas through historic preservation and town beautification, developing sustainable, healthy food sources and renewable energy initiatives and encouraging economic and social development.

For more information on RRCA and events go to www.RoachdaleRCA.org.

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