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Roots of American Music Presentation Comes to Central Kansas

The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience

Author, musician and researcher Stephen Wade is bringing his one-man show to Wilson, Kansas, Sunday afternoon, (March 6). The performance explores traditional American music through a multimedia presentation employing live music, projected images and story-telling. The show is based on his book “The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience.” Stephen Wade spoke with Kansas Public Radio's Tom Parkinson from his home near Washington, D.C.

More information about Stephen Wade’s performance in Wilson
More about Wade’s books
Listen to more of the music from the book
Stephen Wade has also produced a recording titled: A Treasury of Library of Congress Field Recordings (Rounder CD 1500). Here's a full list of its tracks and downloads.
More information about the original recordings and Wade’s sampler of 30 of the most important works can be found here, at the Library of Congress website:


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