Thursday, April 21, 2016

Leach Library to Host Richard Kruppa

On Thursday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m., the Leach Library will host a musical performance of “Songs of World War II: Wartime Songs and their Stories you didn’t Know” by Richard Kruppa.
“Ramblin’ Richard” Kruppa, as he is known in the music community, is a member of the New England Foundation for the Arts.  He is a retired professor who studied Gospel and American Folk music, has played in many different bands throughout his career, and has even opened for Letterman and the Beach Boys. 
In this hour-long performance, Mr. Kruppa brings to light fascinating and unfamiliar stories about some of our most beloved American songs from 1939 – 1945.  He sings these fascinating songs and shares the largely unknown stories behind them while playing on guitar, five-string banjo, or baritone ukulele. 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Londonderry Leach Library. The event is free and open to the public with seating limited to the first 90 individuals.  It will be held in the library’s lower-level Meeting Room.  Light refreshments will be served. 

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