Songs and Stories of the Prairie
Published by: Indiana University Press
- DVD video
- Published: January 2008
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"There was an element of fate, there was an element of serendipity." This is how Tim Grimm, folk singer and songwriter, describes his discovery of Wilderness Plots, a book by Indiana author Scott Russell Sanders. The book is a collection of brief tales about the settling of the American frontier. Grimm, together with musicians Carrie Newcomer, Krista Detor, Tom Roznowski, and Michael White, began writing songs inspired by Sanders's stories. What resulted was an innovative venture that blends genres into a complete experience.
Wilderness Plots: Songs and Stories of the Prairie features a selection of these songs in performance and readings by Sanders, all complemented by interviews with the artists and views of the Southern Indiana scenery. The interviews provide background information and offer insight into the artists: their work, their perspectives, their love for music, writing and history.