Linda L. Henry presents a talk on Gribble, Lusk, and York, a rural black string band from Warren County, Tennessee, who were part of the American cultural fabric in the Appalachian Cumberland Plateau throughout the first half of the twentieth century. Ms. Henry’s research maps out the local culture surrounding these musicians, a culture that moved from slavery, to sharecropping, and to street performing, a culture that necessarily included the politics of survival.
This presentation takes place in Orwig Music Building, room 315. It is organized by Rory MacLeod and Sandol Astrausky, instructors of the Brown University Old-Time String Band. Admission is free and open to the public.
Field recordings of Gribble, Lusk, and York compiled at the link below: