Singer/Songwriter Barry Cloyd will present a program on “Burl Ives, Midwestern Minstrel” at the Princeton Public Library Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. This original program will include stories and songs that give a taste of the history and music of this most amazing American folk music legend, Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives. Ives became known worldwide not only as the pre-eminent folk musician of the 40’s, 50’s & 60’s, but as an Academy Award winning actor, voice-over artist and all around star of stage, screen and vinyl.
Barry Cloyd is an award-winning musician in his own right and brings the passion, drama and humor of Ives’ “up & down” career to audiences through tales of his life and times and plenty of those well-known and well-loved songs such as “Blue Tailed Fly,” “Wayfairing Stranger,” and many others. Mr. Ives became, in the words of Carl Sandburg himself, “the mightiest ballad singer of this or any other century.”