To whom it may concern:

It is my pleasure to recommend a first-rate program for your consideration. On Sunday August 26th, the Hopkinton Town Library hosted a program with award-winning bluesman Tj Wheeler with a program of WWI Music.  It was the kick off event for our Hopkinton READS series of events, this year commemorating US involvement in WWI.

Tj presented a spirited and informative program of music and commentary.  In addition to his audience-pleasing music, often inspiring clapping and laughter, Tj put together a substantive slide show and narrative describing the roots of Jazz, the role of the Harlem Hellfighters and details regarding  US’s  role in the war, with a particular focus on Woodrow Wilson.

The program received rave reviews and I encourage any library or community organization looking for programming related to the WWI centenary to contact Tj Wheeler (; 978 973 1709)
to schedule this program rich in history and excellent music.

Best regards,

Donna V. Dunlop
Library Director

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