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American Music Celebration — Norbert Krapf on His Deeply Personal Connection to the Blues

  Poetry and the Blues No poetry class I ever took pointed out a parallel between English and American poems printed on the page and blues lyrics sung with guitar … Continue reading

March 7, 2015

American Music Celebration — J.D. Schraffenberger on Henry Flynt

  The Avant-Garde Hillbilly and Blues Music of Henry Flynt There are plenty of good reasons that I’d never heard (or even heard of) the strange, arresting “back porch hillbilly … Continue reading

February 26, 2015

American Music Celebration — Terry Barr on Neil Young

  Neil’s Dreams The first girl I ever told I loved came to me from Cherokee Beach, a lakeside recreational area near my home of Bessemer, Alabama. Her name was … Continue reading

February 23, 2015

American Music Celebration — Stephen Roger Powers on Dolly Parton

Hello, Dolly For my thirty-third birthday in 2007 I drove down to Nashville from Wisconsin to see Dolly Parton on the hallowed stage of the Grand Ole Opry.  After the … Continue reading

February 19, 2015

contributor news — john zic

Issue Six contributor John Zic (“The Borderlands”) was happy to learn that his short story “A Secret Mother” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by The Fabulist Words & Art. You can read … Continue reading

February 7, 2015

Call for Submissions for Music Issue

the museum of americana is happy to announce that we are open to submissions for our Spring issue, which will be a special music-themed issue. We seek fiction, nonfiction, art, and … Continue reading

December 14, 2014

Issue Seven Delayed a Few Weeks

museum friends, this is just a quick note to let you know that our super-excellent seventh issue will be delayed a few weeks. Expect it to go live sometime in mid … Continue reading

November 18, 2014