Lowell Lecture

The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience

Date & Time

Nov. 13, 2013


First Parish Church in Cambridge
3 Church Street Cambridge, MA 02138
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Stephen Wade, author and folk musician

Presenting Organization

Cambridge Forum


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Musician and author Stephen Wade takes an in-depth look at the ordinary people who recorded live music for the Library of Congress during the 1930s and '40s. Who were these folk musicians and what role did music play in their lives? What impact did their participation in the field recording projects have on them? How did they contribute to our understanding of American folk culture?