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Posted on: July 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Virginia Roots Music and American Traditions - Monday, July 12, 7 pm

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Port Hampton Lecture Series returns with special multi-media and performance presentation!

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.


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