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Armchair Travel: The Pioneers of American Music

In the 1920's record companies traveled to remote regions in of the United States and began recording the music of every day working people.  From the holy shouts of the gospel church to the cotton fields of Mississippi, came every style of American music.

The recordings preserve the remarkable talents of people such as Elder Burch, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Honeyboy Edwards, Howlin' Wolf, Charley Patton, and so many others. Sadly, many of these great artists are remembered only as names on old record labels. Hear songs and stories of the pioneers of American roots music. (60 min)

February 19 2019, 2 PM – 4 PM at the Euclid Public Library

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