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This Historic Day In Music: Georgia Turner & The Rising Sun Blues (Yes, again.)

I love this story. In September of 1937, Alan Lomax and his wife, Elizabeth, took a song-collecting trip through the mountains of Kentucky. Alan had recently been appointed as the Assistant in Charge of the Archive of Folk Song of … Continue reading

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September’s Songs

On the sixstr stories calendar of historic days in music, no month has as many dates commemorating individual pieces of music than September. Here’s the list! (Happy listening!) September 4th On this date in 1962, The Beatles – 21-year-old John … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Georgia Turner Sings Her Favorite Song For Alan Lomax

I woke up this morning with an idea for a blog post. I worked on the idea off and on in my head all day as I did chores, ate lunch, drove to and from Portsmouth and then mowed the … Continue reading

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Revisiting “Rising Sun Blues”

Sometimes, in my teaching, one of my guitar students will ask if I can teach him/her how to play a favorite song that he/she has recently been listening to. Sometimes that song is so new or obscure that there is no transcription available either in a songbook, … Continue reading

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