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Date:
July 12, 2021
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Hampton History Museum
Address:
120 Old Hampton Lane
Hampton, VA 23669
Contact:
757-727-1102
Cost:
Museum members free, non-members $5
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Virginia Roots Music and American Traditions

Monday, July 12, 2021

Join us for a musical journey through Virginia’s contributions to American music. Hundreds of Virginians from all walks of life recorded for folklorists and commercial companies in the early twentieth century. These traditional musicians laid the groundwork for some of the most important genres of American music including country, blues, and gospel. This multi-media presentation explores these musicians and their songs through rare photographs, period recordings, and live performance. Historian Gregg Kimball and educator Cluny Brown will introduce you to the legendary Carter Family, songster Jimmie Strother, the original “Hill Billies,” and a host of other seminal Virginia artists who profoundly influenced American musical culture.