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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

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  • Posted on Wed Jun 20, 2018
    Texas Folklife would like to congratulate one of our long-time collaborators, “The Empress of Gulf Coast Soul,” Barbara Lynn, on receiving a 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowship.  Lynn is one of ten artists to receive this distinction in the 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowship class. You can read more about the NEA National Heritage Fellowship in the Press Release below.In 2009...
  • Posted on Wed Jun 20, 2018
        Barbara Lynn & Friends 2009/11/18 Barbara Lynn & Friends perform Texas rhythm and blues at the Library of Congress. Barbara Lynn is a rhythm and blues singer and left-handed guitarist from Texas. In the 1950s, inspired by blues artists Guitar Slim and Jimmy Reed, and pop acts Elvis Presley and Brenda Lee, she created an all-female band, Bobbie Lynn and Her Idols. Her...
  • Posted on Thu Nov 19, 2015
      On November 19th I had the honor of attending a planning meeting for a 2017 series of events involving the 35th anniversary of the NEA Heritage Awards Fellowships and 50th Anniversary of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC. This diplomatic mission came about after executive director Cristina Balli was unable to attend the meeting due to her presentation at an event honoring...