Last month, Yale University and the Library of Congress made over 170,000 photographs from across the United States available for browsing through a new program called Photogrammar. The photos were taken from 1935 to 1945 by photographers commissioned by the U.S. Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information to document life during the Great Depression and World War II.
If old or obscure recordings are your thing, I've got a treat for you. The University of California at Santa Barbara partnered with the Institute of Museum and Library Services to digitize over 10,000 cylinder recordings from 1890-1928. The recordings are available to the public at http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/index.php.
Fall arrives tonight and with the end of summer I thought it be a great time to review the experience of Bonnaroo this summer. The Boudin Man and Old Man River attended 2014 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival held on June 12 through 15.
The 2014 Americana Music Awards were held on September 17 at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium (home of the Grand Ole Opry). New Orleans' Hurray for the Riff Raff was nominated for Best Emerging Artist but lost out to Sturgill Simpson.
This week will wrap up the sixth season of Jazz In the Park on Thursday, October 30, from 4-8pm. Featured artists include Rebirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins and Joseph S. Clark High School Marching Band.