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Virginia Folklife Program & Festival of the Book host a special tribute to American folk musician Mike Seeger

April 17, 2012 | By Federal/State Partnership Staff

In March, the Virginia Folklife Program and the Virginia Festival of the Book, programs of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, hosted a tribute to the late American folk musician and folklorist Mike Seeger in Charlottesville, Virginia. Author Bill C. Malone and musicians Elizabeth LaPrelle, James Leva, Danny Knicely, Aimee Curl, and Alexia Smith joined Folklife Director Jon Lohman for the free program of songs and sounds, including recordings of Seeger talking about and playing some of the heritage music he studied during his lifetime. Bill C. Malone also spoke about his new biography of Mike Seeger, Music From the True Vine: Mike Seeger's Life and Musical Journey, and how he came to chronicle Seeger's life and work.

Listen to audio of the program and view photos from the event.