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The Body Electric: Songs about the Electric Chair

10/27 @ 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

In the age of electricity, a chair was born from the mind of a Buffalo dentist, Alfred P. Southwick, and American justice for the next century became defined by this morbid invention. Folksinger Tyler Bagwell performs contemporary songs about the electric chair, the condemned, and their times.

Admission is pay what you wish.

About the Speaker

Tyler Bagwell is a folk singer and writer in Buffalo. A performance of Low Bridge, Everybody Down: Buffalo’s Story in Song, a program of songs and stories on Buffalo’s First century, was staged at the Buffalo History Museum in 2019. A 7 ́ ́ Single recording titled “The Smugglers of Buffalo w/ Low Bridge, Everybody Down” was released in 2019.

Other work includes Gondolieri, a 10-minute play for the The Buffalo History Museum’s Pan-Am Plays and “Towpath Tune,” an article on the authorship of the Erie Canal song, for American History Magazine. An album of original songs titled “Broken Reeds” was released in 2010.

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