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Sounds Like: 2nd South Carolina String Band, atwater~donnelly, Carolina Chocolate Drops
Authenticity and Originality in Perfect Harmony
“If ‘home is where the heart is,’ then the singers and musicians who together make up Dearest Home have clearly poured their hearts into their new self-titled album. Deeply steeped in the traditional music of Pennsylvania, my own home s...See Full Bio
“Penn State Altoona's Division of Arts and Humanities and the Center for Community-Based Studies will host the traditional American music group Dearest Home for an educational workshop and performance on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. . . With authenticity and originality in perfect harmony, Dearest Home recreates traditional American music from the U.S. Civil War era and Appalachia with a focus on the Samuel Preston Bayard Folk Song Collection housed at University Park's Eberly Family Special Collections Library. Bayard was an internationally known folklorist and musicologist who collected folk songs from the Southwestern Pennsylvania and Northern Virginia areas. He established the folklore program at Penn State. . . . This event is part of the "Canal-Era Music: Study and Performance" academic-community partnership project with The Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg Main Line Canal Greenway.”