A fascinating, new view of American Folk Music at this VERY special and unique evening at The Old Boot Factory, Oxford to bring joy to your brain and your feet - New York's Ian Nagoski discussing and playing tracks from his amazing collection of obscure early 20th Century Eastern Mediterranean 78s, To What Strange Place (Tompkins Square), and Chris Hladowski's (A Hawk And A Hacksaw & more) with The Family Elan from the Glasgow Free Folk scene, kicking out the Anatolian jams in their new bouzouki/bass/percussion trio formation.
The Old Boot Factory 102 - 104 St Marys Road Oxford OX4 1QD
Before the Golden Age of Americana on Record, immigrants from the dissolving Ottoman Empire were singing their joys and sorrows to disc in New York City recorded between WWI and the Depression. Ian will play and discuss a selection of tracks from the collection and relate stories of migration, the record pressing industry, cultural dispersal and interweaving – where the musical mix of deep contemplation, utter tragedy, blazing jams and some hilarity has left deep impressions on his audiences.
“I was entranced; I was FASCINATED. It is one of the most worthwhile purchases you will make this year. I went and got mine; I think you should, too.”- Henry Rollins, KCRW