Tag Archives: Folk Music

Southern Journey / Alan Lomax 1959

Alan Lomax, America’s most prolific folk song collector ever, shared the results of a weeks-long collecting trip into the Deep South taken in 1959 on a fine set of Lps on the Atlantic label. Here’s a bunch of  ’em . … Continue reading

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Whiskey Flat – Jam Session 1965

We both agreed that Art Chambers, a two-finger stylist on the five string banjo was a special gem among the people there. Art had accompanied Fiddlin’ Van Cunningham in the contest, and he was rarin’ to go to demonstrate some of his  banjo showpieces. Continue reading

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Kernville CA: Whiskey Flat Days Fiddle Contest!

“A friend in Los Angeles told me about a fiddle contest being staged near the end of February in the mountain region known as Kernville, up highway 178 from Bakersfield CA. Always seeking the music, I decided to drive up there to record the event on tape if I could get permission.” Continue reading

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The Folk Music Revival (Monterey, CA 1963)

“I always wanted to play different from anybody else . . . and it turned out to be bluegrass music.”
-Bill Monroe,
Monterey California, May 18, 1963 Continue reading

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Musical Meetings: Rocky Adamson

Rocky Adamson, town constable of Dayton NV, recorded at Sutro Saloon in 1967. Continue reading

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