Slim Harrison

SLIM HARRISON –┬áSUNNYLAND MUSIC & MULTICULTURAL ARTS: For over 40 years, Slim has performed at Schools and Festivals, Hoedowns & Throwdowns all over North America and around the world. Slim has had the privilege of performing with Pete Seeger, Bud & Ola Belle Reed, John Jackson, Patsy Montana, Blind Rev. Pearly Brown, Ella Jenkins, Jean Ritchie,┬áJohn “Kinderman” Taylor, Ralph Lee Smith, Guy Davis, and numerous other musicians at festivals, conferences, hoedowns, house concerts & street corners.

Slim is at home on the Main Stage or back porch, leading a march at the White House with Caesar Chavez or a “Jugband Parade” with his children’s participatory jugband, “The Sunnyland Band”. He builds banjos & dulcimers in his workshop at Sugartree Farm & leads workshops with special needs children making stomper-doodles or whammy-diddles. He calls dances in his barn and the Inaugural Barn Dance, as well as a country wedding in Estonia and even a barn dance for the 1980 U.S. Olympic team.

Considered a “Self-taught” multi-instrumentalist, storyteller & dance caller, Slim says that he, “learned a little bit from everyone I met as I traveled around this great country!” His greatest joy is sharing the music & dances of America with children & adults. He is a “Master Artist” with the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts and full-time “Artist in Residence” with the Maryland State Arts Council – Artists in Education & Touring Artists Programs.