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The songs of Broadway and Tin Pan Alley dominated the urban airwaves during the first half of the 20th Century, but folk, hillbilly music — now known as country — gospel, bluegrass, western swing, blues, Cajun and zydeco were the sounds of rural America.
By the 1950s, these styles were being heard in the large American cities and becoming the basis of a new kind of broadly popular American song. This semester we explore all of these styles and this transformation through a deep exploration of the eccentric, landmark compilation album, Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music, and the work of seminal artists such as the Carter Family, Leadbelly, Jimmie Rodgers, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Robert Johnson, Hank Williams, Bill Monroe, Bob Wills, Thomas Dorsey, Mahalia Jackson and many more. We will examine the distinctive characteristics of each particular genre and artists, as well as the great similarities that link these various styles, all the while looking at the historical, social, racial and technological changes that drove this rural music to national prominence.
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In-person programs:Adults and children ages 12+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to attend our in-person programs.
Masks must be worn at all times by everyone over the age of 2.