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Marshall Trimble in Concert
Old Town Cottonwood
Marshall Trimble in concert
Arizona State Historian Cowboy Singer, Humorist, Storyteller
Saturday, April 26, 7:00 pm
$18 adv $20 door $25 priority
Marshall Trimble delivers everything from a serious history lecture to a stage concert of Western folk music and stories with his guitar. Trimble has received many honors both as a historian, writer and performer.
In 1997, the governor of Arizona appointed him Official State Historian. In 2000, he was selected as one of Arizona’s representatives in the Library of Congress’ Local Legacies. Two years later he received the first Copper Star Award from the State Society of Arizona in Washington D.C. In 2003 he received the Scottsdale JayceesDistinguished Service Award, That same year he was named a Charter Member of the Arizona Culturekeepers. Marshall was inducted into the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame in February 2011.
In February 1957 Trimble joined the Marines. Inspired by a Marine buddy, he purchased his first guitar in 1958 and taught himself to play while listening to records by Johnny Cash and Buddy Holly. His motivation for learning the guitar was to overcome shyness and to attract girls. He returned to college and graduated from Arizona State University in 1961. Two years later Trimble was touring with the Gin Mill Three, a folk group performing Kingston Trio inspired music.
During his travels he took the opportunity to visit a variety of historical sites and museums. While visiting the Little Big Horn Battlefield in Montana in 1968 Trimble made up his mind to become a western historian and write. He returned to Arizona State University taking every available course in Arizona and Western history. In 1969 he began teaching Arizona and Southwest History at Coronado High School. As part of his teaching style, he played his guitar and sang old Johnny Cash songs to demonstrate how folk music and history were interrelated
In 1972, Trimble was asked to create an Arizona history class at Scottsdale Community College and in 1977 began serving as director of that school's Southwest Studies program. After publishing his first book in 1977, he used his guitar and songs to liven up promotional book readings. Since then he has hosted several radio shows, including Trimble’s Tales and The Emmy award-winning television show, Arizona Backroads. Additionally he has appeared on CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, KAET-TV at ASU and the Nashville Network.
928-634-0940 or http://www.oldtowncenter.org
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Cottonwood, AZ 86326