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“National Treasure” Bob Milne – Performs in Long Lake

It’s a Bob Milne Two-Fer summer with our National Treasure Bob Milne finishing his Long Lake Concert Series on Friday, August 31st at the Long Lake Town Hall.  
 
Bob’s annual concert will be at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street, Long Lake, NY on Friday, August 31stat 7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $12 a piece.  Bob comes back year after year and always wows the audience with his uncanny musical talent, his story-telling and his passion for entertaining.

Milne has had a long career as a successful concert pianist and has even been officially recognized as a “National Treasure” by the Library of Congress. He has traveled the world entertaining audiences and is an active “Musical Ambassador” for the United States Department of State. He enthusiastically shares his knowledge of piano playing and music with his listeners, as well as the incredible histories of others like him.
 
As a recording artist, Bob Milne has produced numerous collections of solo piano rags, blues, boogies and folk/traditional tunes.  Milne is the author of “The Journeyman Piano Player,” a collection of humorous anecdotes taken from his early years as a working musician.  The book has become highly regarded by working professionals and amateurs alike, and has been suggested as required reading for anyone entertaining the notion of pursuing a career in music.
Bob Milne is a well established Long Lake favorite, so be sure not to miss this one-of-a-kind performance! Admission is $12.  For ticket information, call (518) 624-3077.
 

Bob Milne Ragtime Pianist August 25th, 2017

The Town of Long Lake will host a performance by ragtime virtuoso Bob Milne on Friday, August 25th, 2017 7:30 p.m. performance at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street, Long Lake, NY.  General admission at $12 a ticket.

Milne interlaces his performances with tidbits on the history and technique of ragtime and boogie woogie piano showcasing a unique American art form. He has performed for President George H. W. Bush. In an interview with Jennifer Cutting at the Library of Congress, Milne described the technique he learned came from watching someone play billiards and how effortless they made it look.

He earned a music degree in French horn performance at the Eastman School of Music and taught himself to play piano completely by ear. From playing night after night in bars and clubs, Milne progressed to the concert stage.

Known as a “Ragtimist” (a term he coined), Milne acquired both a vast repertoire of tunes and extensive knowledge of their origins. These histories and the stories of the piano players who were playing them are anecdotally incorporated into Milne’s presentations.

Milne has produced 11 solo piano recordings to date. He has also composed more than 40 works for multiple instruments including piano, trumpet, flute and violin. 

Bob Milne is a well-established Long Lake favorite. General Admission is $12. To purchase tickets in advance, visit the Long Lake Town Offices, 1130 Deerland Road, Long Lake, NY Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Tickets will also be available at the door.  This is a general admission event.

 

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