The In-Town Gallery October exhibit will feature Rhythm and Blues by Chuck Frye. There will be an opening reception on Friday from 5-8 p.m.
Mr. Frye's exhibit of new paintings is a visual celebration of the impact of Rhythm and Blues through the use of “blues” hues and compositions. He has endeavored to capture a sense of the rhythm and energy generated by various musical instruments used today in modern R&B.
Rural blues and early jazz originated in the early 1900's as forms of folk music among field hands and rural workers in the African-American culture.
The unstructured rhythm and soulful lyrics of these styles reflected the moaning sounds of labor as well as the clamor of celebration. In time, their harmonic style and emotional stimulation channeled into a variety of unique musical genre'. Today these expressive styles are all linked together as forms of modern Rhythm and Blues music.