Suzy Bogguss will perform at the Highlands Performing Arts Center Friday, Sept. 2. For her new project, “American Folk Songbook,” Bogguss turns childhood memories into modern standards.
Bogguss had a revelation on stage with Garrison Keillor in 2008. Folk songs are the scrapbook of the American experience, but as music education fades from public schools, she worried; these beautiful melodies are in danger of being overlooked. She resolved to record these timeless songs in an updated but reverent way – so that everyone can sing along.