The Friends of the Dover Public Library will host songwriting duo Curt Bessette and Jenn Kurtz for a nostalgic and moving musical program, “A Few Seconds with Our Fathers: Songs and Stories of WWII” in the library’s Lecture Hall on Tuesday evening, June 17 at 7pm.
The program will honor WWII veterans and their generation through stories and Curt’s original songs. The songs are about Pearl Harbor, the war in Europe, veterans returning home with emotional and physical wounds, life on the Home Front…and the historical facts surrounding these songs and stories.
Several of the songs are about Curt’s father, a WWII veteran, and a son’s awareness that his father, like so many veterans who came home, never said a word about his war experiences. Curt and Jenn’s performance will also include popular war-era songs which represented that generation’s hope for the future.
Curt Bessette has performed throughout the United States. He was a Songwriting Finalist in folk festivals in Texas and New York. He has recorded four CDs of original songs, instructs music in Portsmouth and teaches songwriting in Adult Ed programs in Maine and New Hampshire.
Jenn Kurtz is a respected harmony singer who performs in numerous venues throughout New England. She has an extensive social services background, working with members of the WWII generation.
This program is free and open to all. For more information, call the Dover Library at 603-516-6050.