- Posted in Nashville Other Events Special Events What I see, Martha O'Bryan Center, nashville poverty at 12:39 pm on 1/25/2011
Ketch Secor, a member of the American roots music band Old Crow Medicine Show, brought his passion for music and teaching to youth in the THRIVE youth development program Monday at the Martha O'Bryan Center.
Secor, fresh from a four-date tour through three states, brought fiddles, a banjo, a box of harmonicas and a Jew's harp to show the students. Secor taught them about the history and importance of the instruments in American culture.
He also demonstrated how to play the instruments, which led to a hand-clapping, foot-stomping good time.
Secor is an East Nashvillian who learned about the Center through a friend. He went on a tour and wanted to find a way to share his own gifts and talents with the youth in the Martha O'Bryan Center program. During his tour, he said he connected with Henri Murphy, THRIVE's elementary coordinator.
The clinic delighted the children, Murphy said. Secor promised to return, and bring other members of the band next time.
Old Crow Medicine Show (OCMS) has come full circle playing its own brand of American roots music with a rock and roll attitude. They have made a name for themselves as energetic performers with an unbridled spirit. Combined, their albums have gone on to sell over 500,000 units.