ANGOLA — Aaron Jonah Lewis will present stories and songs from his work with cultural activism and the peace movement on June 25 at 4 p.m. at Cahoots Coffee Cafe, 218 W. Maumee St.
Presented by Steuben County’s Community Coalition for Change, the show is expected to last about an hour. The suggested donation is $4. Cahoots is a nonprofit coffee house that focuses on providing youth with a safe environment.
Cahoots director Scott Poor thanked area musician Ruben Ryan for arranging the show.
“He understands the importance of Cahoots and he’s helping us out,” said Poor.
The show is made possible by a donation from Holy Family Episcopal Church.
Lewis, based in Detroit, is an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, performer and educator. He has won awards at the Clifftop Appalachian String Band Festival, including First Place Neotraditional Band in 2008 and 2015, and at the Galax Old Fiddlers Convention, including First Place Bluegrass Fiddle in 2018 and in 2007. He has performed at major festivals worldwide and tours extensively.
Lewis has appeared on dozens of recordings from bluegrass and old time to traditional jazz, contemporary, experimental, and Turkish classical music projects. He has taught workshops at the the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow and at the English Folk Dance and Song.
Lewis will also appear at 6 p.m. June 25 at Chapman’s Brewing Company, 300 Industrial Drive, and on June 26 at JK O’Donnell’s in Fort Wayne.