Rainy Day Folklore

The incrementally artistic communiqués and missives of a frustrated folklorist

Old-Time Progressive Revival

Right before the holidays, I interviewed Bill Ivey, former chairman of The National Endowment for the Arts and a Team Leader of Barack Obama’s transition team in 2008. His bookHandmaking Americalooks to the roots of the progressive movement in the late nineteenth century as a touchstone for the future of liberalism. He might be onto something…

Also…this may be the first time in recorded history when two Tennessee folklorists talk to each other without mentioning old-time fiddle players or tunes. #milestones

  • 2 January 2013
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