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Rare Photos of American Roots Musicians on Exhibit in Wilson Library

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Visualizing American Roots Music
Through Dec. 31, 2013
Wilson Special Collections Library
Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Free and open to the public
Information: Steve Weiss, Southern Folklife Collection, 962-7105

Twenty rare and unique photographs of iconic musicians are now on view in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Special Collections Library. Johnny Cash, The Byrds, Mississippi John Hurt, and The Maddox Brothers and Rose, are among the celebrities depicted.

The photographs come from Wilson Library’s Southern Folklife Collection. They showcase a wide spectrum of American Roots Music—ranging from the blues, bluegrass, and country, to rock and roll—and highlight its popular and commercial development over the last century.

Visualizing American Roots Music will be on view through Dec. 31, 2013.

The Wilson Special Collections Library is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. The Pleasants Family Assembly Room is not available at all times. Call (919) 962-0104 for exhibit availability.

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