Album – COURTSHIP OF CARL SANDBURG

Courtship of Carl Sandburg album cover

COURTSHIP OF CARL SANDBURG

A play with music, in two acts by Bob Gibson
Courting Lilian Steichen, the young and effervescent Carl Sandburg, hobo, salesman, lecturer, and Socialist organizer emerges as a writer. The play draws on Sandburg’s letters, poetry, children’s books and American Songbag and includes original music by folk legend Bob Gibson.

Bob Gibson Family LLC 2016

What Courtship does very well is convey the sense of expansive, fantastical enthusiasm the young Sandburg fairly glowed with. The way the energy tugged against, but never pulled loose from Sandburg’s intelligent, unaffected Midwestern skepticism created a classic American voice.

Vera Chatz

Chicago Sun-Times

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