Quarantunes: Andy Brooks
McKissick Museum at USC continues its monthly virtual music series, Quarantunes, with Andy Brooks, whose musical journey is inspired by multiple traditions, yielding a collection of hundreds of tunes that he knows and plays by heart. Brooks discovered the music of Pete and Mike Seeger, and by 17 was fascinated by the flashy performances of bluegrass pioneers Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt. His love of the fiddle led him far and wide, seeking out albums, festivals, and fiddlers to expand his repertoire and learn a variety of styles. Brooks was honored with the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award in 2019, and fans might remember his music from McKissick’s Contra-dancing program during FOLKfabulous that same year. Quarantunes with Andy Brooks streams on Facebook Live, November 27th at 7 p.m. You can Meet the Artist before the performance in an interactive Q&A program, November 20th.