NATHAN SALSBURG // FILMS FROM THE ALAN LOMAX ARCHIVE


NATHAN SALSBURG + FILMS FROM THE ALAN LOMAX ARCHIVE + WILD ISLAND
where: south street arts centre, reading, uk.
when: 30 March 2014 20:00 - 23:00
admission: 6 (subject to booking fee.)
south street & doubledotdash!? present...
NATHAN SALSBURG (louisville, usa)
nathan is an absolute guitar wizard, and has produced to solo records of mesmerising (mostly) instrumental folk music.

in addition to this he works at the alan lomax archive, currently serving in the capacity of curator, compiling releases of the american folklorist's recordings, and managing the archive's online audio, photo, and video catalogs, including its youtube channel.


from 1978 to 1983, ALAN LOMAX and a video-crew traveled through the american south, documenting its traditional music brass bands, second-liners, and mardi gras Indians in new orleans; miners, moonshiners, and primitive baptists in kentucky; flat-footers, string bands, and piedmont blues in north carolina; cajun cowboys, fiddlers, and zydeco stompers in french-speaking louisiana; and fife-and-drum ensembles, gospel quartets, and former railroad track-liners, levee-camp muleskinners, and players on the pre-war blues circuit in mississippi.

this footage ultimately totalled over 400 hours and was edited into loam's "AMERICAN PATCHWORK" series, which aired on american public television in 1991. but the lion's share has never been seen publicly. nathan salsburg, curator of the ALAN LOMA archive, will screen a program of assorted clips from the "AMERICAN PATCHWORK" collection.
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WILD ISLAND (oxford, uk)
formerly WILD SWIMMERS. the next phase. the songs of mark knight played by him or him and others. quiet and loud indie rock music inspired by robert pollard, lou barlow, folk music, books, friends, other things.

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