Live Interview Recording and Project Update: Texas Fiddle Traditions

Event Category: 
Non-Texas-Folklife Event
Event Date: 
Sun Sep 29, 2019 - 3:00PM to 5:00PM

Please join us on Sunday, September 29th, at 3 pm at the Texas Folklife Gallery for an update on the Local-Memory digital history project and a live recording of an interview with Dan Foster, fiddler and scholar. Dr. Michael Schmidt will discuss his new research on the history of Western Swing in Austin between 1940 and 1955 and recent additions to its exhibit on dance bands and Swing in Austin (1929-46). After the update, he and Joe Dobbs, musician and librarian, will interview Dan Foster about the Texas fiddle tradition and Mr. Foster’s research on the the African American fiddle tradition in Texas. The interview will be recorded for inclusion in future digital history exhibits.


is a Digital Public History project on Music in Austin:

This program is a sponsored project of Texas Folklife, and is supported by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.