Steeltowns, Coalfields and the Unbroken Circle, Commonwealth Speakers Program.
Tom Breiding delivers unique musical stories of life in American towns over the last century. From Pittsburgh's forgotten steel mills, to the coalfields of Western Virginia and to points in between, Breiding shares his original compositions and traditional folktales. With guitar, banjo and harmonica accompaniment, Breiding captivates audiences while they learn about the history behind West Virginia's coal industry and about generations of workers in the steel, coal and glass industries of Pittsburgh.
Sponsoring Organization: Turkeyfoot Valley Historical Society. Commonwealth Speakers is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.