Nov 01, 2013 — For some 60 years, Alan Lomax lugged recording equipment around the United States and to many countries around the world to document everyday people's music.
The Lomax archive of folk music and its tens of thousands of recordings have been digitized and are now available free to anyone who has access to the Internet.
A series of events this weekend in Canton and Potsdam celebrates the Lomax collection. It includes films, lectures, and a musical presentation tomorrow at 7 pm at the TAUNY Center in Canton by the curator of the Alan Lomax Archive, Nathan Salsburg.
Salsburg told David Sommerstein it's in part the informal nature of the recordings that makes them so special and unique.