Get a free primer on the American folk song when Tim Holt performs tonight in Ashland.

Get a free primer on the American folk song when Tim Holt performs tonight in Ashland.

The concert is at 7 p.m. at Ashland's library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. It's sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

Holt will present a brief history of the American folk song from the old-time ballads of Appalachia to the Depression-era songs of Woody Guthrie. He will also discuss the origins of American folk music in the British Isles and West Africa.

Details: 774-6996.