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Skaneateles native pens chamber-music tribute to the late Libba Cotten

Greg Wanamaker

Greg Wanamaker

The chorus of Cotten’s song is “Oh Lordie me/Didn’t I shake sugaree?/Everything I got is done and pawned.”

“‘Who Shook Sugaree?’ is really a simple, but humorous set of variations on Libba’s song,” Wanamaker said. “I never met her, but I hope that she might have enjoyed my little tribute.”

Besides the Wanamaker composition, Sunday’s concert will also feature music by Ted Goldman and Joseph N. Rubinstein, David Liptak, Mark Olivieri Zhou Long, Ed Ruchalski and Tyler Ogilvie. Additional musicians include clarinetist David Abrams, violinists Ann McIntyre and Peter Rovit viola player Kit Dodd and French horn player Tyler Ogilvie.

Admission for the event costs $15 general, $12 seniors, $10 students, and free for children 18 and younger. The Everson Museum is located at 401 Harrison St., Syracuse, for more information call 446-5733 or visit societyfornewmusic.org.

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