I was asked to identify a photo at the new Omni Hotel for WHAS. http://www.whas11.com/article/news/local/the-mystery-photo-inside-the-new-omni-reveals-much-about-louisville/417-527357852

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2018 Lectures

I am going give a lecture on my Oxford American article at the Little Loomhouse (328 Kenwood Hill Rd, Louisville, KY 40214) on January 20 at 2 p.m. I will also be giving the same talk along with Jessica Stavros for the Louisville Historical League on Feb. 18.

On January 27, I will be at the African American Heritage Center at 18th and Muhammad Ali talking about the history of Louisville Jug Band Music.

On Feb. 10, I’ll be at the Lexington Old Time Music Gathering for a discussion of African American fiddle players.

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Oxford American Kentucky Music Issue

The Kentucky Music issue of the Oxford American came out on Nov. 22. I have an article in the magazine called “A Peculiar Composition.” It deals with the influence of African American music on the composition of “Happy Birthday to You.” I’m proud of the way it turned out and Ashlie Stevens did an excellent piece on WFPL about the issue and my article. The cd that comes with the magazine is great too. It has King Kong, Will Oldham and Joan Shelly on it. 

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National Jug Band Jubilee

September 16, 2017
11 a.m.-11 p.m
Brown-Foreman Amphitheater

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