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Thursday, March 19 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lead Belly: Bringing a 20th Century Music Icon into the Digital Age

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Dive into the analog recordings that the Lomax family collected during their southern tour. Hear how they met Lead Belly, and the details behind the new release on Smithsonian Folkways. New media platforms are being used to introduce Lead Belly and folk blues to today’s music fans. This project reveals the pros and cons of digital archiving of American folk icons and storytelling.

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Richard James Burgess

Assoc Dir of Business Strategies, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Richard James Burgess Ph.D. began his career in recorded music as a studio drummer and percussionist for EMI Records in New Zealand. He went on to enjoy international success as a studio musician, major label producer, engineer, composer, artist, and manager of both producers and... Read More →
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Bob Santelli

Exec Dir, The GRAMMY Museum
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Alvin Singh

Founder, ARS Media Group

Thursday March 19, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Room 13AB Austin Convention Center

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