Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2010-10-25

Samford University’s Live at the Library series will present “Talkin’ and Playin’ with Bobby Horton” during Homecoming activities at the school Saturday, Nov 6.

The multi-instrumentalist, composer and Samford graduate will discuss his musical career journey at the 9:30 a.m. program on the second floor of the library. Horton will detail how his academic background at Samford, where he majored in business, has contributed to his success in the music industry.

A performer for 35 years with the popular musical-comedy trio, Three on a String, Horton has produced and performed scores for 13 PBS films, including Ken Burns’ “The Civil War” and “Baseball,” and many others for the A&E Network and National Park Service.

His Live at the Library talk and performance is presented as part of Samford’s 2010 Homecoming weekend schedule. The public is invited free of charge.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.