American Folklife Center Announces 2009 Season of Concerts at the Library of Congress

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artwork: From the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip, 1939

Washington, DC – The American
Folklife Center in the Library of Congress kicks off its 2009 season with a
concert featuring New Hampshire fiddle music in May and a lecture on the 1963
documentary “The High Lonesome Sound.”
The 2009 Homegrown
concert series includes eight concerts, one per month from May through
December.
The series presents the best of traditional music and dance
“homegrown” in the United States, as selected by state folklorists from around
the nation. The Homegrown series and the Botkin series are free and open to
the general public