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Saturday Song: R.L. Burnside At The Juke Joint

Feb 4 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings, Music
Here’s legendary Mississippi bluesman R.L. Burnside performing “Dust My Broom” at Junior Kimbrough’s Juke Joint. We found this footage, from the early 1990’s, via the excellent Deep Blues site:

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New Multitudes: Singing Woody Guthrie’s Lost Lyrics

Jan 12 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings, Music
The cover art for New Multitudes ; Rounder Records

As we’ve mentioned previously , 2012 marks the centennial of Woody Gutrie’s birth.
We’ve just learned more about one of the birthday year’s most anticipated releases: New Multitiudes [continue reading]

Weekend Song: Napolian Strickland

Jan 7 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings, Music
Napolian Strickland on fife, R.L. Boyce on snare drum, Othar Turner dancing; Blues Unlimited
Yesterday the Alan Lomax Archive Channel offered an update with a distinctive video of Napolian Strickland singing and providing his own accompaniment on the diddley-bow:

As [continue reading]

4H Royalty: It’s Gonna Be A Rock and Roll Blowout

Dec 31 2011
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings, Music
Album art from 4H Royalty’s Colossalalia

Today I offer this song for folks’ New Year’s Eve revelries: “Rock & Roll Blowout” by 4H Royalty. 
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Woody Guthrie’s New Year’s Resolutions

Dec 30 2011
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings, Music
Woody Guthrie’s New Years Rulin’s;

Another reason to look forward to 2012: the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birth. A full year of events, publications, exhibits, and recordings are planned – all of which can be followed on the Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration Website. [continue reading]

Forbes Library

Jan 2 2010
Forbes Library is in Northampton, MA near the gates of Smith College. The library is a beautiful stone building which has been extensively renovated inside to better serve the needs of its patrons and highlight the building’s architectural details.
Besides an extensive collection of books and research materials, the library has a large children’s [continue reading]

Your Library, Online

Dec 27 2009
C/W Mars – your library, online. All you need is a valid library card to access reference materials. If your local library has a website, they probably offer links into the C/W Mars system already, but if they don’t, this is where to go. [continue reading]

The Amherst College Museum of Natural History

Dec 22 2009
The Amherst College Museum of Natural History (formerly the Pratt Museum) contains three floors of exhibits and over 1700 individual specimens. There are a variety of displays on vertebrate evolution and extinction, geology of the Connecticut River Valley, and the world’s largest collection of dinosaur tracks, many from the local area.
Hours: [continue reading]

The Hitchcock Center

Dec 22 2009
The Hitchcock Center for the Environment , located in Amherst, MA, offers natural history programs for both children and adults, as well as a resource center. Located in the Larch Hill conservation area, the trails and butterfly garden are open to the public during daytime hours. [continue reading]


Dec 22 2009
Published by under Museums
With all the universities and colleges in the area, as well as an incredible number of artists and craftspeople, it’s no wonder there’s also a wide range of world-class museums.
Art Museums and Galleries History Museums Science and Nature Museums [continue reading]

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