14 August 2012

Stephen Wade: new CD, new book

Stephen Wade, whose one-man 'Banjo dancing' show ran for a record ten years in a Washington theatre, is releasing two significant new publications in the course of the next month. His CD Banjo diary: lessons from tradition comes out on the Smithsonian Folkways label on 11 September. Previews of three tracks from Banjo diary can be heard here.

A book, The beautiful music all around us: field recordings and the American experience, is being published by the University of Illinois Press in their magnificent 'Music in American Life' series. More about the two linked releases can be read here. A five-minute video feature on the book can be seen on YouTube, where you can also see a brief trailer on Stephen Wade's earlier film Catching the music.

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