SLIM HARRISON – SUNNYLAND 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, John “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.