'Evolving through preservation' - and more
Rounder Records for drawing attention to this link to an eighteen-minute video of an address, under the title 'Evolving through preservation', delivered by Pokey LaFarge at Maryville University, St Louis.
Pokey (who has played several times in Ireland with his band the South City Three) gives his views on American music (especially varieties of roots music) and the way past and present interact in culture and society - plus four minutes of singing with his arch-top guitar.
Emily Portman is the 2013 holder of the BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Original Song. If you were drawn to the BIB mention of the Mae Trio a few days ago, this could be for you.