Mike Seeger & Alice Gerrard. Mike Seeger. Mike Seeger in Concert.
January 17, 2013 5:44 AM   Subscribe

Homemade American Music, a movie by Carrie and Yasha Aginsky: A history of rural southeastern traditional American music, as told and played by Mike Seeger and Alice Gerrard. Mike and Alice recount their own involvment with this music, and briefly trace its history as we meet their mentors: the late Tommy Jarrell, Lily May Ledford, Roscoe Holcomb, Elizabeth Cotten and many other musicians.
Mike Seeger interviewed (mp3 link) by an inexperienced but eager young Oberlin student in 2003. Mike also plays gourd banjo and jew's harp on air. He talks about Dock Boggs toward the end. Mike Seeger playing (mp3 link) at the Oberlin Folk Festival in 2003. About minute 18 he gives a lesson on playing jew's harp.
posted by OmieWise (4 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Mike Seeger previously.
posted by OmieWise at 5:49 AM on January 17, 2013

Ah, a Folkstreams find! Looks great, can't wait to watch.

Alice Gerrard often worked with Hazel Dickens. Both did a lot of teaching, and their influence on song style for women in roots music can't be overstated.
posted by Miko at 6:24 AM on January 17, 2013 [1 favorite]

My Hazel and Alice albums are among my favorites, as is my LP of the Strange Creek Singers.
posted by OmieWise at 7:57 AM on January 17, 2013

This is awesome. Thanks!
posted by SounderCoo at 12:34 PM on January 17, 2013

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