Weekend Song: Napolian Strickland

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Napolian Strickland on fife, R.L. Boyce on snare drum, Othar Turner dancing; Blues Unlimited Yesterday the Alan Lomax Archive Channel offered an update with a distinctive video of…

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Woody Guthrie’s New Year’s Resolutions

Friday, December 30, 2011

Woody Guthrie’s New Years Rulin’s; WoodyGuthrie.org Another reason to look forward to 2012: the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birth. A full year of events, publications, exhibits, and recordings…

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Rural Tracks: Early December

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Harry Smith’s Celestial Monochord Today we begin a new series on Art of the Rural that seeks to serve as a resource for the wide range of music…

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Hiss Golden Messenger: Poor Moon, Rich Harvest

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

MC Taylor and his son; Paradise of Bachelors Earlier this month, Hiss Golden Messenger released their fourth record: Poor Moon. It’s a meditative and beguiling collection of songs…

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Where We’ve Been: Under The Poor Moon

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Folks, your humble editor has been working hard over the last few days to take care of a number of responsibilities that, in their own way, are related…

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2011 BIG FEED: A Series Of Links

Friday, October 14, 2011

In anticipation of this weekend’s BIG FEED, I’d like to print a series of links related to my rural arts and culture presentation. Many thanks to the M12…

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Rural Urban: From Alan Lomax to Jay-Z

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Folks, I’m still on the farm in the Ohio Valley, ostensibly on vacation…but this article is too good to pass up: Ethan Hein’s Blog on “music, technology and…

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Saturday Portfolio: The Quilt Index

Saturday, August 27, 2011

selection from a crazy quilt, unknown artist; Rutgers Special Collections To continue with this week’s discussion of Folk Art, Heritage, or Something Else? we’d like to point folks…

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The NEA And Creative Placemaking In Rural America

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

selection from the cover to the NEA Arts Magazine On Monday we discussed Double Edge Theatre, a visionary laboratory theatre group that can help to expand the dialogue…

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In Brief: Wisconsin Tavern League

Friday, August 19, 2011

Selection from a photograph of Sesslers in Meeme, Wisconsin; Carl Corey Growing up in Chicago, we’d come to Wisconsin to visit people, and we’d always go to a…

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