Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Mar 09 2021.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 9:30am to 11:00am
This class will explore key movements that contributed to the explosive growth of country music as an industry, art form, and subculture. Focusing on three major regions: Tennesee, California, and Texas, we will concentrate on the period 1950 – 1975. The last two classes will explore the women of country and provide an overview of the country song. We’ll get to know how the lyrics continue to evolve to reflect how our culture has changed, yet come back to a few main themes. We’ll also do an in-depth analysis of why country music is so emotional.
Pete Elman is a musician, producer, teacher, sportswriter, and author of an acclaimed children’s book. He has taught 12 courses for OLLI, including: “A Rock n’ Roll Road Trip Parts I & II,” “The Fab Four and the Stones,” "Country Music,” “Country-Rock,” “Folk,” “Motown,” “Bruce Springsteen,” “Van Morrison,” “It’s all About the Song,” “Memphis Soul,” and “Great Voices.”
This course will stream LIVE at the scheduled time and will NOT be recorded or available for viewing later. Zoom links are found in the "My Schedule" block of your Member Dashboard. Course materials will remain available until March 20.