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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Sacred Harp: An Introduction

Thursday, August 18, 2011

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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