The Music of Winter’s Bone

In May 2010 the producers of Winter’s Bone collaborated with the Shiloh Museum to premiere the film in Arkansas. Prior to the premiere, director Debra Granik, music advisor Marideth Sisco, and some of the musicians held a performance and Q & A at the museum. Recorded May 16, 2010.

Jimmy Driftwood at 100

Dr. Brooks Blevins, professor of history at Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas, discusses the life and times of folk singer Jimmy Driftwood at the 14th annual Talking Ozarks Symposium held at the Shiloh Museum in September 2007.

Collecting Folksongs: An Art and a Science?

Prof. Chalon Ragsdale of the University of Arkansas Department of Music explores folk song collecting using the work of two 20th century collectors as examples: Percy Grainger, who collected in England; and Mary Celestia Parler, who collected in Arkansas. Recorded October 20, 2010.