Traditional Music Archive

Musical Migrants Radio Series: Jesse Lee Jones and Yoko Noge

You can follow the Boiled Down Juice online via Twitter or Facebook.  You might also be interested in the newly forming McElroy House: Organization for Folklife, Oral History, and Community Action.  If you know of a topic we should cover, please contact us with your ideas!  Thanks for reading!  I’m really excited about today’s post, a look
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In Honor of the Life and Music of Hazel Dickens.

Hazel Dickens was one of the most courageous and important singer/songwriters of our time. I had the opportunity to write an audio essay about her life and music for the Ozarks at Large Program on KUAF 91.3 FM, public radio out of Fayetteville, Arkansas. The piece aired yesterday, but you can hear it online by going
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Hazel Dickens Has Passed Away.

I just sat down at my computer and read the news that Hazel Dickens died today. A songwriter from West Virginia whose writing focused on human struggles, women and worker’s rights, she     was a staunch advocate for justice. I remember the first time I heard her voice in the early 2000s. I’d grown
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Working Girl Blues: The Life and Music of Hazel Dickens by Bill C. Malone

At this year’s American Folklore Society conference (something I intend to write more about very soon)my wonderful friends Mike and Rachel Reynolds-Luster surprised me with a belated birthday gift: a paperback copy of Working Girl Blues: The Life and Music of Hazel Dickens (Music in American Life Series, University of Illinois Press, 2008). It’s so
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