Joy Harjo to perform at a free concert at Sheldon Museum of Art

Joy Harjo
Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo, an acclaimed Moscogee (Creek) author, musician and playwright, will give a free concert on Friday, April 12 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Sheldon Museum of Art. The renowned saxophonist from Tulsa, Okla., will play a number of songs from her various albums with accompanist and guitarist Larry Mitchell.

The preshow begins at 6:15 p.m. with the concert to follow at 7 p.m. A book and CD signing will be held immediately following the show.

Harjo has released four award-winning CDs of original music. In 2009, she won a Native American Music Award (NAMMY) for Best Female Artist of the Year. Harjo’s most recent CD release is a traditional flute album titled, “Red Dreams, a Trail Beyond Tears.” Harjo performs nationally and internationally with her band, the Arrow Dynamics.

Larry Mitchell is a solo artist, sideman, songwriter, and music producer. He has released six guitar instrumental albums — ranging from mellow acoustic to scorching rock arrangements — that have brought significant critical acclaim.

The UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications, Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center, and Sheldon Museum of Art are sponsoring the event, which is free and open to all.

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