Events

Site EventJuly 18, 2015 – October 4, 2015
Unsuspected Possibilities – SITE Santa Fe
Goodbye, Babylon is on display as part of SITE’s 20th Anniversary exhibit.

“Dario Robleto has worked with sound historian Patrick Feaster and Lance Ledbetter to link visual representations of pulse and heartbeat with sounds you can listen to through earphones. But my favorite element of the series, “Goodbye, Babylon,” includes some recordings of great old spirituals. Talk about reaching for the heart.” – Jackie Jadrnak, Albuquerque Journal


Folksongs of Another AmericaAugust 7, 2015 (official release date)
Folksongs of Another America: Field Recordings from the Upper Midwest, 1937-1946
Authored and compiled by James P. Leary, Folksongs of Another America is a hardcover, 456-page book with 5 CDs + DVD and is a co-publication with University of Wisconsin Press.

“Who knew that the songs of Wisconsin lumberjacks were as odd and singular as the stuff being made in Appalachia or the Mississippi delta?” – Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times


Ola Belle ReedAugust 7-8, 2015
Ola Belle Fest
Ola Belle Fest is an opportunity to celebrate the life and music of this remarkable woman in the locale where her life’s journey began, the small community of Lansing, along the New River in the mountains of North Carolina.

David Reed, Ola Belle’s son, will have advance copies of our book/2CD set Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line available for purchase.


Ola Belle ReedAugust 21, 2015 (official release date)
Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line
Authored and compiled by Henry Glassie, Cliff Murphy and Douglas Peach, Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line is a hardcover, 256-page book with 2 CDs and is a co-publication with Maryland State Arts Council and Indiana University.

“Ola Belle Reed is a performer with a shadow legacy, one that has far outstripped the availability of her work on record. Her songs have become an essential thread in the tapestry of contemporary bluegrass/folk music, and her influence radiates out in multiple directions.” – Ben Child, Pop Matters


Ola Belle ReedSeptember 4-6, 2015
AJC Decatur Book Festival
Dust-to-Digital will be one of more than 150 other exhibitors plus 600 authors, 17 presentation stages, over 85,000 attendees and a host of activities that make up the tenth annual AJC Decatur Book Festival.


Ola Belle ReedSeptember 10, 2015
Ola Belle Reed: Symposium at Library of Congress – American Folklife Center
This event will feature Henry Glassie, Cliff Murphy, Lance Ledbetter and other scholars of music and folklore discussing the impact of Ola Belle Reed’s legacy on traditional music today and talking about the new publication Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line, which features the recordings made by Glassie and Murphy. The symposium is free and open to the public. The schedule can be viewed here.


Folksongs of Another AmericaSeptember 12, 2015
Folksongs of Another America: Presentation
Author James P. Leary will speak to the National Lumbering Hall of Fame in Rice Lake, Wisconsin about his new publication, Folksongs of Another America: Field Recordings from the Upper Midwest, 1937-1946.


Folksongs of Another AmericaSeptember 15, 2015
“It’s All about the Pinery Boys”: Historic Sounds from Northwoods Lumber Camps
Folklorist and Wisconsin Academy Fellow James P. Leary will unearth and explore folk music from the forests of the Upper Midwest. Exhibit opening tour: 5–7 pm. Talk: 7–8:30 pm. Free with advance registration at the Wisconsin Historical Society Museum.


Brooklyn Book FestivalSeptember 20, 2015
Brooklyn Book Festival
The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. Dust-to-Digital is excited to be an exhibitor at the tenth anniversary of this festival.


Southern Festival of BooksOctober 9-11, 2015
Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word
First held in Nashville on October, 1989, the Southern Festival of Books is one of the first book festivals of its kind. It has inspired hundreds of similar book festivals throughout the nation and beyond.The Southern Festival of Books is a free event that offers readers and writers an opportunity to interact. This year, Dust-to-Digital is excited to join in the three-day festival.


American Folklore Society Annual MeetingOctober 14-17, 2015
Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line
Discussion featuring Clifford R. Murphy of the Maryland Traditions and Maryland State Arts Council, Henry Glassie of Indiana University, Lance Ledbetter of Dust-to-Digital, and Douglas D. Peach of the McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina. The team behind the project will expand on the process of creating this in-depth look at the life of Ola Belle Reed at the American Folklore Society Annual Meeting in Long Beach, California.