Vickrey to perform at Lewis & Clark events in Sioux City, Omaha

Vickrey to perform at Lewis & Clark events in Sioux City, Omaha To celebrate the unveiling of 38 original Lewis & Clark panels at the Southern Hills Mall in Sioux City, Mary Green Vickrey will perform "Songs Lewis & Clark Might Have Sung: Historical Music from the Era of the Lewis & Clark Expedition."

Vickrey will be appearing at noon on April 26 and 1 p.m. on April 27 at the Center Court of the Southern Hills Mall. The event, Lewis & Clark: An American Adventure, is free to the public. The Saturday program begins at 10 a.m. with the dedication of the Lewis & Clark panels and continues until 7:30 pm.

The hours for the Sunday program are 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Activities include re-enactors of Patrick Gass, Thomas Jefferson, and William Clark; presentations about Sacajawea and foods of the expedition; and a lecture by Lewis and Clark historian, Dr. James P. Ronda. For more information, visit the Web site at www.southernhillsmall.com.

Vickrey will also be performing at the dedication of the Lewis & Clark Landing in Omaha on May 3. The event is from noon to 5 p.m. and is free to the public. The event will include a presentation by Dr. Gary Moulton, editor of the Lewis & Clark Journals.

Playing acoustic guitar and dressed in period costume, Vickrey will capture the feel of the era with haunting ballads, stirring patriotic songs, Kentucky spirituals, and French voyageur songs. Her trademark humor weaves throughout her selections and her original song about the expedition. The audience joins in the singing of Yankee Doodle and a voyageur song.

Vickrey's careful research of original microfilm music sources from the turn of the 19th century has uncovered lost musical treasures.

Vickrey began her musical career after being a stay-at-home mom and volunteer. Coming from a musical family, Vickrey is a Texas native who spent 23 years of her life in Nashville. In 1996, she began writing and performing her original folk and bluegrass music reflecting her sense of humor and a love of the Midwest. Playing acoustic guitar and 5-string banjo, she has performed for numerous events and festivals in the upper Midwest. In 2000, she released her first recording of 12 original songs, Horizon Unbounded.

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