Mudcat Café message #1954481 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #98573   Message #1954481
Posted By: Dave Masterson
01-Feb-07 - 08:57 AM
Thread Name: Alan Lomax Birthday
Subject: RE: Alan Lomax Birthday
We recently had the pleasure (nay, honour) of spending the evening with Shirley Collins and her presentation of 'America across the water', at Rye Community Centre. For those who don't know, it's basically about her collecting trip with Alan Lomax in the Appalachians and deep South in 1959. An absolutely superb evening. Her website has forthcoming dates. Do try to see it.

I can only begin to imagine the emotions engendered upon discovering, right out of the blue, someone like Mississippi Fred McDowell.