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Emmett Lundy Bio

At a glance: Born 1864 in Grayson Co., VA Learned to play the fiddle as a teenager Played at social gatherings, jammed with other musicians in the area, and performed at a 1920s Galax fiddlers’ convention Only commercial recordings are two duets with Ernest Stoneman Recorded in 1941 by Alan and Elizabeth Lomax for the Library … Continue reading Emmett Lundy Bio

Looking Back Briefly at Benton Flippen

Benton Flippen made a career out of fiddling for many prominent old time bands in America. Benton, born and raised in North Carolina, gained his art by learning from close family relatives. He played the fiddle different from anyone during … Continue reading

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notes on readings 2.2.15

Mac Wisemen mentions a few of the following songs in his interview: And later, by Flatt and Scruggs: And today, by the Earls of Leicester: Mac Wiseman (live with Lester Flatt) Jim and Jesse as a country act: Jim and Jesse’s as a more traditional bluegrass act with, “Cotton Mill Man,” Jim and Jesse performing … Continue reading notes on readings 2.2.15

Resources for Oral History

  [An image from a recent interview-based project in Connecticut, Jan. 2015] As we begin interviewing visitors and traveling to shows and venues, here are a few helpful guides: http://www.folklife.si.edu/resources/pdf/InterviewingGuide.pdf http://dohistory.org/on_your_own/toolkit/oralHistory.html http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/ROHO/resources/rohotips.html a more journalistic view: http://www.fretboardjournal.com/features/online/how-interview-your-favorite-musician We will discuss ethics and specific procedures in class. Please let me know if you have any questions. … Continue reading Resources for Oral History

Blog 1: Definition of Bluegrass

According to Goldsmith, bluegrass is expansive 20th century acoustic string-band music based in traditional styles. Rosenburg tends to agree with Goldsmith as he writes, bluegrass is a music where people accompany themselves with acoustic instruments, rapid tempos, high-pitch and lonesome vocals. While this definitions tend to overlap, the Encyclopedia of Appalachia and Merriam-Webster correspondence tightly. These … Continue reading Blog 1: Definition of Bluegrass

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Defining Bluegrass

Bluegrass is something that is hard to pin down, but you certainly know it when you hear it. The distinctive sounds of banjo, mandolin, and guitar blend together in a unique way certainly sounds like bluegrass. But bluegrass is a broad term for a wide range of music. The genre of bluegrass is comprised of […]

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