Blacksmith and the Balladeer
Man’s discovery and use of Steel has made it possible to bring our European lifestyle to America.
No substance has been as important in the story of man’s control of his environment. Advances in agriculture, warfare, transport, even cookery are impossible without metal. So is the entire Industrial Revolution, from steam to electricity.
Wade Frink, Traditional Blacksmith, and Paul Siebert Balladeer and Storyteller, present a fascinating program demonstrating traditional blacksmithing from the 1800’s along with music and stories from the early American West frontier.
“Without the invention of Smithing primarily, most other mechanic invention would be at a stand.”
“Blacksmithing is the beginning of all trades.”
Joseph Moxon, 1627-1694 England
Fellow of the Royal Society, and Hydrographer to the Late King Charles