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Coloradan Grows New Songs From The Seeds Of Old Music

Longmont banjoist Jayme Stone says field recordings made decades ago by folklorist Alan Lomax are like heirloom seeds. Starting in the 1930s, Lomax traveled the world collecting thousands of songs. Stone and his collaborators have cultivated new music from those … Continue reading

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Songwriters are Turning Old Music into New Tunes

When songwriters need inspiration, they may turn to old music. They might borrow a melody or a few lyrics, or even rejigger an old song completely. One of the best places to find old music is the Alan Lomax Collection. … Continue reading

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