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Carnegie Hall presents Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project (feat. Tim O’Brien)

May 2, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

$17 – $35

Jayme Stone and Tim O’Brien revive, recycle and re-imagine songs Alan Lomax (one of the great American field collectors of folk music of the 20th century) collected in plantations, penitentiaries, farms and rural communities during his 50+ years of recording of folk music. The repertoire includes Bahamian sea chanteys, African-American a cappella chants from the Georgia Sea Islands, weavers’ work songs and ancient Appalachian ballads, as well as newly-penned songs inspired by the sounds, stories and melodies we’ve found.

Alan Lomax (January 31, 1915 – July 19, 2002) was one of the great American field collectors of folk music of the 20th century. He was also a folklorist, ethnomusicologist, archivist, writer, scholar, political activist, oral historian, and film-maker. Lomax also produced recordings, concerts, and radio shows in the US and in England, which played an important role in both the American and British folk revivals of the 1940s, ’50s and early ’60s. During the 30s Lomax recorded thousands of songs and interviews for the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress on aluminum and acetate discs.

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Date:
May 2, 2015
Time:
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost:
$17 – $35
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Website:
http://carnegiehallwv.com/performances/the-lomax-project-featuring-tim-obrien

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Carnegie Hall
Phone:
(304) 645-7917
Email:
info@carnegiehallwv.org
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http://carnegiehallwv.com/

Venue

Carnegie Hall
105 Church Street
Lewisburgh, WV 24901 United States
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Phone:
304-645-7917
Website:
http://www.carnegiehallwv.com/
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