Sacred Harp: An Introduction

Thursday, August 18, 2011
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From the documentary Awake, My Soul: The Story of the Sacred Harp By Rachel Beth Rudi   Editor’s Note: Today we’re happy to feature more work from our…

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The Yuma Project: Adrianna Santiago

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Adrianna with Yuma residents in Shop All; Richard Saxton Today we have the honor of presenting Adrianna Santiago’s work from Yuma. Below we’ll feature Ms. Santiago, in some…

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Angola Prison: From Leadbelly to Michael Palmer

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Angola Prison, with Leadbelly in the foreground; Library of Congress A number of prisoners are channeling their experiences through music. These days it’s official policy at Angola to…

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Introducing The Yuma Project

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Yuma, Colorado; from the Baseline Group flickr page Today we’re excited to present The Yuma Project, a collaboration between art students at The University of Colorado-Boulder and the…

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Hazel Dickens And The Boiled Down Juice

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Decoration Day at Brearly Cemetary, Dardanelle, Arkansas 2011; Boiled Down Juice Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to join a group of artists, writers and folklorists at…

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The Campus Folk Scene, Then and Now

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Yesterday The Southern Folklife Collection posted a Facebook link to a wonderful resource: the University of Illinois Campus Folksong Club Oral History Project. Here’s folklorist Tracie Wilson’s introduction…

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The 27th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Saturday, January 29, 2011

This weekend the 27th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering returns to Elko, Nevada for a long weekend of poetry, music and storytelling. Luckily for those of us who can’t…

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The Zenchilada And Corn Cob Wine

Monday, July 19, 2010

photograph by Kat Kinsman, who also writes for Eatocracy The Zenchilada is a new online magazine that aims to discuss the ways in which food can be “our…

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Tobacco-Cutting in Kentucky

Friday, March 12, 2010

As mentioned before, anyone concerned with rural issues owes a huge debt to The Daily Yonder and The Rural Blog. From the latter comes this news of photographer…

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26th Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Sunday, January 24, 2010

This weekend The Western Folklife Center is hosting the 26th Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada. Each year, according to the WFC, the Gathering brings together “thousands of…

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