Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Lomax Project

An amazing new project is launching today. Focusing on songs collected by field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, this "collaboratory" brings together some of North America's most distinctive and creative roots musicians to re-imagine traditional music. The repertoire includes African-American a cappella singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, Bahamian sea shanties, Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes and work songs. The album will feature Grammy winning songster Tim O'Brien, Bruce Molsky, Brittany Haas, Moira Smiley, Margaret Glaspy, Greg Garrison, Julian Lage and more. 


The Lomax Project transforms performing arts centres, theatres and festivals into creative hubs where eminent musicians gather to explore their roots, create new music and celebrate their collective cultural heritage. They offer educational programs, outreach activities and residencies for K-12 schools, universities and the general public and will be at Tufts University, Purdue University, Berklee College of Music and others next season. A full-length album is in the works and will be out in March 2015. 

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
Jun 14-22   Sierra Fiddle Camp –  Nevada City, CA
  Teaching at Alasdair Fraser's Music Camp
Jun 28   Clear Creek Rapidgrass Festival – Idaho Springs, CO
Jul 11   Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO
Jul 20-24   Ossipee Valley Music Camp – Cornish, ME
  Teaching Banjo All Week By The Ossipee River

Jul 25-26   Ossipee Valley Music Festival – Cornish, ME
  Lomax Project With Eli West, Margaret Glaspy, Brittany Haas & Greg Garrison

Aug 04-07   Targhee Music Camp – Alta, WY
  Teaching Banjo All Week In The Tetons

Aug 08   Targhee Bluegrass Festival – Alta, WY
  Lomax Project With Eli West, Margaret Glaspy, Brittany Haas & Greg Garrison
Aug 09   Central City Jazz Arts Festival – Central City, CO

Aug 10   Music at Fieldcote – Ancaster, ON
  Lomax Project With Eli West, Margaret Glaspy, Brittany Haas & Greg Garrison
Aug 14   Toronto Music Garden – Toronto, ON
  Lomax Project With Eli West, Margaret Glaspy, Brittany Haas & Greg Garrison
Aug 15-16   Summerfolk Festival – Owen Sound, ON
  Lomax Project With Eli West, Margaret Glaspy, Brittany Haas & Greg Garrison

No comments:

Post a Comment

Americana UK

Twangville

The Boot

MusicRow

ReverbNation Blog

Folklife Today

The Daily Country - News

My Kind Of Country

American Songwriter

Born To Listen

Consequence of Sound

Rive Video

NPR Topics: Music Videos

Country Standard Time