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Sunday, August 9 • 1:30pm - 2:40pm
Celebrating Alan Lomax

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Treasures from the Archive Roadshow: Celebrating Alan Lomax & The
Folk Music Collections at the Library of Congress" is an outreach
program of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
This roadshow draws together nationally recognized folk musicians who
play songs they have learned directly from the Lomax Collection and
other important collections at the American Folklife Center. Famed
folklorist Alan Lomax would have been one hundred years old in 2015. 

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John Cohen

Legendary old-time musician, photographer, filmmaker, and folklorist John Cohen was born in Queens, NY in 1932.  He played for fifty years with the New Lost City Ramblers, and has produced numerous albums for Folkways and other record labels, as well as films and photographs.  He... Read More →
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Jackson Lynch

Jackson Lynch was raised on New York's Lower East Side and began playing blues guitar at an early age, quickly branching out to include old-time banjo and fiddle.  As lead fiddler of the Down Hill Strugglers, he has learned music from a broad array of sources, including field recordings... Read More →
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Jerron Paxton

Jerron Paxton was born in 1989 in South Central Los Angeles and grew up surrounded by his Louisiana emigré family: four generations on a single block. He lived with his mother, a set of grandparents, an uncle, and an aunt. His great-grandmother, born in 1906, lived across the street... Read More →
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Walker Shepard

Raised in Virginia, Minnesota, and New York City, Walker Shepard has developed a strong style on the fiddle, banjo and guitar.  He has been influenced by the fiddling of Clyde Davenport in person, as well as by numerous sources from field recordings and 78rpm records. As a singer... Read More →
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Eli Smith

Eli Smith was raised in New York's Greenwich Village, and began playing folk and blues guitar at an early age, soon also taking up old time banjo, mandolin and harmonica.  Eli has had the opportunity to learn from rural tradition bearers as well as from traditional music masters... Read More →

Sunday August 9, 2015 1:30pm - 2:40pm
City Hall Stage 410 Abbot Road

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