The remarkable life and times of the man who popularized American folk music and created the science of song

Alan Lomax and some of his works

Upcoming Appearances

Jalopy Theater, Red Hook, NY, March 6 at 7:00

Free admission for a book reading, discussion, and live music

Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World

Folklorist, archivist, anthropologist, singer, political activist, talent scout, ethnomusicologist, filmmaker, concert and record producer, Alan Lomax is best remembered as the man who introduced folk music to the masses. Lomax began his career making field recordings of rural music for the Library of Congress and by the late 1930s brought his discoveries to radio, including Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and Burl Ives. By the 1940s he was producing concerts that brought white and black performers together, and in the 1950s he set out to record the whole world. Read more...