The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress (AFC) has made the webcast of the “Legends and Legacies” concert available online here.
The concert, presented as part of the symposium “Legends and Legacies: An American Folklife Center Celebration of Public Folklore,” was held September 10, 2009. This high energy celebration honored folklorist Joe Wilson and the NCTA. The NCTA Collection, was recently acquired by the AFC. During the evening event Joe Wilson received a Living Legend Award from the Librarian of Congress with a tribute by Representative David Obey (D-WI). Performers include Bill McComiskey, Brendan Mulvihill, Tom Mauchahty-Ware, The New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters, The Sweet Heaven Kings, and Phil Wiggins.
For information about other Legends & Legacies symposium events, please visit their site.
The Legends and Legacies symposium was sponsored and co-produced by the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress and the National Council for the Traditional Arts.