Conversation/Performance with Legendary Musician Roger McGuinn
A conversation and performance featuring legendary musician Roger McGuinn, co-founder of the Byrds. The session will celebrate the 20th anniversary of folkden.com, a pioneering digital humanities project.
In November of 1995, McGuinn began the Folk Den to preserve folk music. Each month he recorded a song, printed the lyrics and chords, added a personal note, and made the content freely available for download on his website mcguinn.com. He wanted to give everyone the opportunity to learn the songs and to be able to sing them with their families and friends.
The conversation will be moderated by Steve Weiss, curator of the Southern Folklife Collection.
The event will be held in the Hanes Art Center Auditorium. It is co-sponsored by the Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative, ibiblio.org, and the Southern Folklife Collection.