Behringer-Crawford Museum presents "Jake Speed Sings Train Songs," a one-hour, live folk music show featuring songs about trains, railroad legends and locomotive lore where each kid will walk away with a lesson on how to make their free harmonica chug like a train!
Jake Speed, a five-time winner of Cincinnati’s Best Folk/Americana Musician, plays guitar, harmonica, washboard, and kazoo all while tap-dancing along to tunes like “Freight Train,” “Waiting for a Train,” “Railroad Bill” and many more classic train songs. Throughout his two performances (11am, 1pm), Speed will regale audiences with his story of Haystack Wiseacre, the legendary boxcar hobo who taught Speed everything he knows about the history and performance of train songs. As Speed retells Haystack’s musical lessons, kids and adults alike will learn instructive tips for how to play the American folk instruments that recreate the chugging of a train.
This kid-friendly show will have the boys and girls singing and dancing along before the grand finale: a Jake Speed-led kid train where young audience members use their free harmonicas to make train-chugging sounds as they march over to the
Holiday Toy Trains.
Performance is included with museum admission. Please R.S.V.P. by calling (859) 491-4003.