Folk singer-songwriter Susan Werner knows food. She grew up on a family farm in Iowa. She has strong opinions about what we should eat and where that food should come from. So she says it was a no brainer when she was commissioned to write a concept album about farming. Werner brings that music to Birmingham Saturday night as part of her “Hayseed Project” tour.
The performance at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center is part of the concert hall’s first ever Nite Market – a farmers market with talks by local growers, demonstrations, games and garden inspired art. Werner tells WBHM’s Sarah Delia she’s looking forward to the conversation on local food and she’s been studying up on Alabama agriculture.