Published DateLACONIA — For more than 40 years, beginning in 1895, musical humorist Charles Ross Taggart
performed in lyceum and Chautauqua circuits throughout the United States. He made 40 recordings with the Victor, Edison and Columbia companies and appeared in a 1923 Phono-Film "talkie" four years before Al Jolson starred in "The Jazz Singer."
Living history presenter Adam Boyce brings Taggart to life Wednesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. in Taylor
Community's Woodside Building, 435 Union Ave. Boyce portrays Taggart near the end of his career in
1936, sharing recollections of his life, live fiddling and humorous sketches.
Vermonter Adam Boyce is a noted fiddler and lifelong student of history. He's composed more than 100
fiddle tunes and is a Juried Artist with the Vermont Arts Council.
The event is free and open to the public; however, those planning to attend should pre-register as seating
is limited and musical performances usually attract a capacity crowd. Call 524-5600 or email
Adam Boyce as Charles Ross Taggart. (Courtesy photo)