The American Anthology of Folk Music was one of those mystical albums that defined one era and redefined another—curator Harry Smith practically invented the folk and roots revival of the '60s by reinventing his own collection of “old time” music, the blues and folk and murder ballads recorded at the dawn of modern popular American music. That’s where Dustbowl Revival draws their inspiration—the fundamental days, when styles and ideas dissolved into each other back in the hills and the hollers, and when singers and performers had to have personalities loud enough for those primitive little microphones to register. O' brother, where art thou, you may ask? Well, probably in the front row for this.
Thu., July 17, 7:30 p.m., 2014