Opening Portals to the Past
What People are saying...
“Musicians familiar with 19 century music are rare and we are very fortunate to be able to use his talents. Lamar is a highly versatile musician and public speaker and our audiences very much enjoy his presentations. He is consistently enthusiastic and professional for audiences of all ages. His calm demeanor and patience makes his programs particularly appropriate for our visitors.”
Andrew Talcov: Chief of Interpretation, Training and Program Development Pamplin Historical National Museum of the Civil War Soldier-Petersburg
“Lamar is one of my long-time entertainers for many years for Henrico. Through music and story-telling, he has always been a big hit for our Festival. He is amusing and very entertaining and I would recommend him to both adults and children alike.”
Jeannie Murray: Henrico County, Va. Special Events Coordinator
“Lamar has captivated our audiences with on-going musical programs that demonstrate his showmanship, his depth of knowledge of period-specific instruments and his attention to detail in authentic dress and speech. He has graciously adapted his programs to our changing needs and added responsibilities. His talents and experience have been of great value to Maymont.”
Nancy Lowden: Special Programs Coordinator
Maymont Foundation; Richmond, Va.
“Lamar came to us with a very unique perspective… and brought numerous artifacts that really sparked the interest and curiosity among my students. They were mesmerized with his presentation and knack for bringing history alive to a group of at-risk students who are often unmotivated. They were excited and loved the entire presentation! They were able to hold artifacts, play musical instruments and were engaged throughout the entire period. He shared in great detail the terrible nature of the Civil War and the impact on our country. He breathes new life to my curriculum, brings a fresh perspective and was an immense pleasure to my classes.”
Terri Drewry: Social Studies Department Chair; Community High School; Chesterfield Co. Public Schools
"Our Board of Directors would like to express our appreciation for your magnificent one-man performance for our 25th Anniversary Folk Festival. The feedback we received from the audience was overwhelming. It was indeed a delight to sit and listen to your masterful instrumental music, songs and stories of American history. Children and adults alike were engaged creatively in your program and were mesmerized from beginning to end as you effortlessly wove the tapestry of time through music. Your help with our planning and publicity made it stress-free!"
Beverly P. Hartz: Museum Administrative and Events Coordinator
Miles B. Carpenter Folk Art Museum- Waverly, Va.