Have Music? They'll Travel LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW...Please.
Thursday, January 21, 2010 - Last week, i get this really interesting call from a guy named Kory Quinn who says he and friend Jacob are doing an Alan Lomax thing here in Portland.
WHO'S ALAN LOMAX?
"Lomax was capturing the human spirit in song. He was working at a grass-roots level, recording people in their homes and their towns. And he wanted -- and still wants -- that human spirit to connect in a real way to other people in their homes and towns all over the world. The music moves us . . . not only because the traditions it documents are disappearing -- but because it lives and breathes anew each time it's heard."
-- David Greenberger, NPR's All Things Considered
THE PORTLAND FIELD RECORDING PROJECT
Have music? We'll Travel. The basic premise of the project follows in the tradition of Alan Lomax's famous field recordings. The project approaches local musicians to capture their art in its creative environment. Whether it's in an actual field, a porch, or a Max Tunnel, there are no limitations to the possibilities of where this project will go.
The project is a non-for profit and grassroots in scope. Therefore they have garnered interest through the typical public forums, Craigslist, open mic nights, and word of mouth. Though the focus of the project, at the moment, is on folk music, it is by no means confined to this. As long as the music is original it will be considered for recording. They are right now compiling a list of musicians and they want you to be a part of it.
Jacob The William