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VOICES FROM THE VERNACULAR MUSIC CENTER

VOICES FROM THE VERNACULAR MUSIC CENTER is a podcast from at Texas Tech University. Hosts Roger Landes and Chris Smith, musicians and directors of the VMC, explore vernacular art forms: musics and dance which are learned, taught, and passed on by ear and in the memory. We talk about how the VMC engages with music and dance from around the world, and about the connections, histories, and community meanings of these art forms. We hear from players, scholars, dancers, builders, and listeners; we hear about times and places and people, and together with our audience we seek to discover and celebrate the webs of human meaning which connect all of them. We would like to thank the TTU Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation for funding Series 1 and the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts for funding Series 2. Please Like | Follow/Subscribe | Download | Share | Leave a Review!

Tracks

Elders, Mentors, and Legacies
Intro - 0:00Tune called Planxty Sir Festus Burke | Randal Bays/fiddle, Chris Smith/tenor banjo, Roger Landes/bouzouki | composition by Turlough O’Carolan, from the album “Coyote Banjo” by Chris SmithPart I, What does Elders, Mentors, and Legacies mean? - 01:13Part II, Defining Tradition Bearers - 17:59Part III, Adapted Vernacular Pedagogies in the VMC Ensembles - 30:51Part IV, What is the Next Step? - 43:42Part V, Dedication to our Mentors - 50:50Paddy MoloneyTony MacMahonLee Scratch PerryPat MartinoNanci GriffithDusty HillRusty YoungCharlie WattsBunny WailerTony RiceRobin MortonDon EverlyTom T. HallRobby SteinhardtB.J. ThomasOutro - 52:22Planxty Sir Festus Burke Full Playlist for EP 30VVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative Playlist VVMC Book ClubVoices from the Vernacular Music Center
54:01 1/3/22
VVMC in the Kitchen: Sampler Plate
Intro - 0:00Tune called Planxty Sir Festus Burke | Randal Bays/fiddle, Chris Smith/tenor banjo, Roger Landes/bouzouki | composition by Turlough O’Carolan, from the album “Coyote Banjo” by Chris SmithPart I, Starting off the Foodways Sampler! - 01:09Part II, Baking w/ Gevyn Stockard (Production Engineer) - 3:20Part III, Holiday Food in Texas w/ Heather Beltz (Administrative Coordinator) - 5:47Part IV, Sampler Guest List - 9:52Part V, Vietnam Dishes w/ Ron Milam (EP 22) - 10:21Part VI, Dissertation Fuel w/ Roger Landes (Co-Host) - 12:09Part VI, From the Back Yard Vegetarian Pizzas w/ Aileen Dillane (EP 24) -  14:09Part VII, Learning the Indian Splash w/ Nicholas Gerardin (EP 17) - 16:26Part VIII, Local Foods in Washington D.C. w/ Patrick Warfield (EP 23) - 18:22Part IX, Anthony Bourdain Restaurant Tour w/ Rob Peaslee and Panamanian Fried Yuka w/ Rob Weiner (EP 26) - 20:37Part X, Bug Anecdotes & The Wrong White Chocolate w/ Rich Remsberg (EP 19) - 23:03Part XI, NOLA Jambalaya w/ Steve Waksman (EP 18) - 26:14Part XII, Onion Tarts w/ Cassandre Balosso-Bardin (EP 21) - 30:45Part XIII, Vegetarian Learning to Cook Meat w/ Genevieve Durham-DeCesaro (EP 28) - 33:22Outro - 36:12Planxty Sir Festus Burke Full Playlist for EP 29VVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative Playlist VVMC Book ClubVoices from the Vernacular Music Center
37:43 12/21/21
Dance, Movement, and a Changing World w/ Guest Interim Dean Genevieve Durham DeCesaro
Intro - 0:00Tune called Planxty Sir Festus Burke | Randal Bays/fiddle, Chris Smith/tenor banjo, Roger Landes/bouzouki | composition by Turlough O’Carolan, from the album “Coyote Banjo” by Chris SmithPart I, Meet Interim Dean Genevieve Durham DeCesaro - 01:10Part II, The Role of Dance in Both the Program & the Community - 12:38Part III, How to Learn from Our Body - 15:31Part IV, Music & Dance Coexist - 22:35Part V, Making Higher Education Inclusive - 30:00Part VI, Live Performances & Leadership Post-COVID - 39:55Part VI, Engaging with Students & Cultural Traditions in an Ethical Way -  44:28Part VII, What is Vernacular Dance & Why Does It Matter? - 50:15Outro - 54:04Planxty Sir Festus Burke BIO:  Prior to her appointment as Interim Dean, Professor of Dance Genevieve Durham DeCesaro served Texas Tech University as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs since 2014. She joined the Provost's staff after serving as Head of Dance since 2004 and as Associate Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance since 2008. Her choreography has been commissioned and performed across the country, with notable presentations at Virginia Tech, Spelman College, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.More recently, her artistic and scholarly research agenda has foregrounded perceptions of the human condition as understood and expressed through movement and other types of performance. Her work in this area, including the 2016 monograph Ordinary Wars: Doing Transdisciplinary Research (with Dr. Elizabeth Sharp) has been featured nationally and internationally, with key presentations at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, and the annual convention of the American Psychological Association. Interim Dean Durham DeCesaro currently serves as the Vice President for Regional Planning for the American College Dance Association and is a Visiting Evaluator for the National Association of Schools of Dance.Somatic Authority and the Myth of the Ideal Body in Dance Education Full Playlist for EP 28VVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative Playlist VVMC Book ClubVoices from the Vernacular Music Center
55:31 11/15/21
Book Club: "Baby Let Me Follow You Down" and "Dylan Goes Electric"
Intro - 0:00Tune called Planxty Sir Festus Burke | Randal Bays/fiddle, Chris Smith/tenor banjo, Roger Landes/bouzouki | composition by Turlough O’Carolan, from the album “Coyote Banjo” by Chris SmithPart I, Baby Let Me Follow You Down:  The Illustrated Story of the Cambridge Folk Years - 01:10Preview at Archive.orgEric & JimPart II, Dylan Goes Electric!:  Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night the Split the Sixties - 35:07David Gahr’s photos of the Newport Folk FestivalOther photos of the Newport Folk FestivalOutro - 01:03:57Planxty Sir Festus Burke Full Playlist for EP 27VVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative Playlist VVMC Book ClubVoices from the Vernacular Music Center
65:29 11/1/21
Comics & Pop Culture w/ Guests Rob Weiner and Dr. Rob Peaslee
Intro - 0:00Tune called Planxty Sir Festus Burke | Randal Bays/fiddle, Chris Smith/tenor banjo, Roger Landes/bouzouki | composition by Turlough O’Carolan, from the album “Coyote Banjo” by Chris SmithPart I, Meet Rob Weiner and Dr. Rob Peaslee - 01:05Part II, What is Vernacular about a Superhero Universe - 13:51Part III, A Need for Superheroes - 21:24Part IV, A Need for Supervillains - 28:38Part V, Assembling the Collection - 31:06Part VI, Understanding Context w/in Pop Culture - 37:27Part VII, Dark Attraction to Joker - 41:31Part VIII, On Location - 50:44Part IX, Future Projects - 54:45Outro - 56:50Planxty Sir Festus Burke Rob Weiner BIO:  Robert G. “Rob” Weiner is Popular Culture Librarian and liaison to the College of Visual andPerforming Arts. He also teaches for the Honors College. His research interests include sequentialart, popular music, and the history of film. He had authored/edited/co-edited over 15 booksincluding Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries, The Supervillain Reader (with Robert MosesPeaslee), Marvel Graphic Novels, In the Peanut Gallery with Mystery Science Theater 3000 (withShelley Barba) Python Beyond Python: Critical Engagements with Culture (with Paul Reinsch and LynnWhitfield), Perspectives on the Grateful Dead, Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom (withCarry Syma), Marvel Comics into Film (with Matt McEniry and Robert Moses Peaslee) and the Joker:A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime (with Robert Moses Peaslee). Rob has also publishedarticles and book chapters in The International Journal of Comic Art, ImageText, Journal of PanAfrican Studies, Texas Library Journal, Secret Origins of Comic Studies, The Routledge Companion toComics, The Vietnam War in Popular Culture, What's Eating You: Food and Horror on the Screen, andGlobal Glam and Popular Music, Race in American Film: Voices and Visions that Shaped a Nation.Most recently he published several pieces in The American Superhero. Robert Peaslee BIO:  Former Programming Chair for Flatland Film Festival (Lubbock, TX); Coordinator, TTU International Film Series; several years' experience in sports and higher education marketing and communications; many years' experience in food and beverage industry; extensive experience with international travel and study abroad leadership.Click HERE for more information Full Playlist for EP 26VVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative Playlist VVMC Book ClubVoices from the Vernacular Music Center
58:21 10/18/21
At the Movies: Summer of Soul
Intro - 0:00Tune called Planxty Sir Festus Burke | Randal Bays/fiddle, Chris Smith/tenor banjo, Roger Landes/bouzouki | composition by Turlough O’Carolan, from the album “Coyote Banjo” by Chris SmithPart I, The Summer of Soul - a Documentary - 01:09Check out the documentary on HULU!A Summer of Soul Companion Reading ListSummer Of Soul: Harlem Cultural Festival 1969 YouTube PlaylistQuestlove on Building ‘Summer of Soul’ Around Awe-Inspiring Musical Moments InterviewPart II, What Happened? - 08:58Outro - 50:49Planxty Sir Festus BurkeFull Playlist for EP 25VVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative Playlist VVMC Book ClubVoices from the Vernacular Music Center
52:21 10/4/21
Irish Identities w/ Guest Dr. Aileen Dillane
Intro - 0:00Tune called Planxty Sir Festus Burke | Randal Bays/fiddle, Chris Smith/tenor banjo, Roger Landes/bouzouki | composition by Turlough O’Carolan, from the album “Coyote Banjo” by Chris SmithPart I, Meet Dr. Aileen Dillane  - 00:59Part II, Programming Festivals - 17:35Part III, Inclusivity in Festivals Since the Lockdown - 26:22Part IV, Limerick Soundscapes Project - 34:28Part V, Vernacularity of the Soundscapes Project - 48:03Outro - 53:55Planxty Sir Festus BurkeDr. Aileen Dillane is an ethnomusicologist, Global Irish musics specialist, and Popular Music scholar with research interests in ethnicity, identity, nationalism and cosmopolitanism in the traditional and popular musics of Ireland, UK, North America, and Australia; Music Festivals and Cultural Diversity; Music and Migration; Urban Soundscapes and Critical Citizenship; Protest music. PhD in Ethnomusicology, University of Chicago. (Fulbright Scholar and Century Fellow). PI on FestiVersities, HERA-funded research project on European Music Festivals (2019-2021). Co-Founder/Co-Director of LimerickSoundscapes; Popular Music & Popular Culture @UL; Power, Discourse and Society @UL. Member of the Ralahine Centre for Utopian Studies. Course Director, MA Irish Music Studies. Follow her on  Twitter.For more information, please see his University of Limerick Bio. Full Playlist for EP 24VVMC Book ClubVVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative PlaylistVoices from the Vernacular Music Center
56:00 8/23/21
Marching Bands to the Marching King w/ Guest Dr. Pat Warfield
Intro - 0:00Tune called Planxty Sir Festus Burke | Randal Bays/fiddle, Chris Smith/tenor banjo, Roger Landes/bouzouki | composition by Turlough O’Carolan, from the album “Coyote Banjo” by Chris SmithPart I, Meet Dr. Pat Warfield  - 00:59Part II, The "Secrets" of Sousa - 12:06Part III, The Patriotism of Sousa - 31:32Part IV, The Dissemination of Sousa - 46:46Part V, The Legacy of Sousa - 54:51Outro - 01:01:40Planxty Sir Festus Burke Patrick Warfield, Ph.D., is a musicologist and specialist in American musical culture. His current research focuses on music in Washington, D.C., during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with a special interest in the American wind band tradition.Warfield has presented at conferences and meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Society for American Music, the Gesellschaft zur Erforschung und Förderung der Blasmusik and the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association. He has delivered keynote addresses at the North American British Music Studies Association and the Frederick Loewe Symposium on American Music and has served as a speaker at the International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music and the annual American Band History Conference. His publications have appeared in "The Journal of the American Musicological Society," "American Music," "The Journal of the Society for American Music" and "Nineteenth-Century Music Review." He recently completed the edition Six Marches by John Philip Sousa for the series "Music of the United States of America" and a biography of Sousa, entitled "Making the March King," published by the University of Illinois Press.Warfield was a founding member of the editorial board of "The Journal of Music History Pedagogy," and is especially interested in the teaching of American popular music, including rock, jazz and the blues. He is also active as a public musicologist, delivering programs for the Music Center at Strathmore, the Washington National Opera and the Smithsonian.In addition to his position in the School of Music, Warfield is an affiliate faculty member in the departments of American Studies and African American Studies. For more information, please see his University of Maryland Bio. Full Playlist for EP 23VVMC Book ClubVVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative PlaylistVoices from the Vernacular Music Center
63:00 8/16/21
Researching War w/ Guest Dr. Ron Milam
Intro - 0:00Tune called Planxty Sir Festus Burke | Randal Bays/fiddle, Chris Smith/tenor banjo, Roger Landes/bouzouki | composition by Turlough O’Carolan, from the album “Coyote Banjo” by Chris SmithPart I, Meet Dr. Ron Milam  - 01:13Part II, Vernacular Perspective of the Vietnam War - 05:18Part III,  Researching Both Sides of the War - 13:06Part IV, Academic Conferences - 21:32Part V, Institute for Peace & Conflict (IPAC) - 26:10Part VI, Music and the War - 28:20'How many kids did you kill today?'Part VII, Social Identities within the War - 51:44Outro - 58:36Planxty Sir Festus Burke Ron Milam is an Associate Professor of History, a Fulbright Scholar to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and the founding Faculty advisor to the Veterans' Association at Texas Tech. He teaches both halves of the U.S. Survey, the Vietnam War, and graduate and undergraduate courses in Military History. His latest teaching interest is terrorism and insurgency, an interest that developed from his having been named an Academic Fellow for the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. He also serves as the Academic Advisor for the semi-annual Vietnam Center sponsored student trips to Vietnam and Cambodia. He has also taught at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam under a Ford Foundation grant.Dr. Milam is the author of Not a Gentleman's War: an Inside View of Junior Officers in the Vietnam War, published by the University of North Carolina Press, and the editor of The Vietnam War in Popular Culture: The Influence of America's Most Controversial War on Everyday Life (2 volumes), published by ABC-CLIO/Praeger. He is currently working on “The Siege of Phu Nhon: Montagnards and Americans as Allies in Battle,” which deals with one of the most significant battles in the late days of the Vietnam War.Dr. Milam is a member of the Texas Tech Teaching Academy, recipient of the President's Excellence in Teaching Award, the Chancellor's Council Excellence in Teaching Award, the President's Excellence in Teaching Professorship and is an Integrated Scholar. Dr. Milam is the Executive Director of the Institute for Peace & Conflict (IPAC), which includes the world renowned Vietnam Center and Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the David Westphall Veterans Foundation, which operates the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire, New Mexico. He was recently named by Secretary of Veteran's Affairs Robert Wilke to the Veteran's Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation (VACOR).Dr. Milam is a combat veteran of the Vietnam War, and in 2015 was inducted into the Officer Candidate School (OCS) Hall of Fame at the National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning, Georgia. He rides and collects motorcycles.For more information, please see his Texas Tech University Bio. Full Playlist for EP 22VVMC Book ClubVVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative PlaylistVoices from the Vernacular Music Center
59:58 8/9/21
Bagpipes w/ Guest Dr. Cassandre Balosso-Bardin
Intro - 0:00Tune called Planxty Sir Festus Burke | Randal Bays/fiddle, Chris Smith/tenor banjo, Roger Landes/bouzouki | composition by Turlough O’Carolan, from the album “Coyote Banjo” by Chris SmithPart I, Meet Dr. Cassandre Balosso-Bardin  - 01:05Part II, Let's Talk About Bagpipes - 28:03Part III, The International Bagpipe Conference! - 53:07Outro - 01:03:18Planxty Sir Festus Burke Cassandre Balosso-Bardin is a musician, academic and events organiser. She is a senior lecturer in Music at University of Lincoln and specialises in Ethnomusicology, more specifically Mediterranean music, cultural sustainability, musical instruments, and intercultural music making, which are informed through fieldwork based research and performance. She completed her PhD in ethnomusicology at SOAS, University of London in 2015, focusing on the anthropology of the Mallorca bagpipes (the xeremies). She is the founding director of the International Bagpipe Organisation since 2012. Cassandre is also a prolific performer and plays the recorders and bagpipes. After many years of performing early music, including with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, she dedicated herself to the global music scene, performing with bands from different cultural traditions including Italy, Great Britain, France, Sweden, Greece, Anatolia and North-West Africa. She has performed at many international festivals and venues with her bands (Amaraterra, Världens Band, Bonnendis, Follow the Rats...) including the Proms, Womad, Cambridge Folk Festival, the Sage, Musicport, Aan Korb BBC festival, Bloomsbury festival, Urkult, Stockholm Culture Festival and Stockholm Folk Festival. Cassandre also organises a range of music events and is currently the artistic director for The Guild Sessions (community-based folk/world music concerts) and The Global Sound Sessions (Lincoln Performing Arts Centre).For more information, please see www.cassandrebalossobardin.com Full Playlist for EP 21VVMC Book ClubVVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative PlaylistVoices from the Vernacular Music Center
64:41 8/2/21
Let's Get Dissertatin'!
Intro - 0:00Tune called Planxty Sir Festus Burke | Randal Bays/fiddle, Chris Smith/tenor banjo, Roger Landes/bouzouki | composition by Turlough O’Carolan, from the album “Coyote Banjo” by Chris SmithPart I, Folkdance-Musicking with Dr. Roger Landes  - 01:06Relating to his dissertation research, "The Sound Continues: ‘Folkdance-Musicking’ as Post-Nationalist Strategy in European 'Drone' Music Revivals 1975-Present".Jâcques Barzun and Henry Graff The Modern Researcher  George Sand: The Master Pipers (“Les Maîtres Sonneurs”)The Staples Singers: “I’ll Take You There”Part II, Musical Improvisations with Dr. Chris Smith- 32:57Relating to his dissertation research, "I CAN SHOW IT TO YOU BETTERN THAN I CAN EXPLAIN IT TO YOU": ANALYZING PROCESDURAL CURES IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSICAL IMPROVISATIONS"Outro - 01:01:26Planxty Sir Festus BurkeFull Playlist for EP 20VVMC Book ClubVVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative PlaylistVoices from the Vernacular Music Center
62:36 7/26/21
Archival Research w/ Guest Rich Remsberg
Intro - 0:00Tune called Planxty Sir Festus Burke | Randal Bays/fiddle, Chris Smith/tenor banjo, Roger Landes/bouzouki | composition by Turlough O’Carolan, from the album “Coyote Banjo” by Chris SmithPart I, Meet Rich Remsberg  - 01:04Relating to his work with photography, critical mess methods, and archival research.Part II, Working with Documentaries - 36:07Relating to the film, Happy Valley.Outro - 51:43 Planxty Sir Festus Burke Rich Remsberg is an Emmy Award-winning archival producer and visual researcher based in Western Massachusetts and New York City. His credits include John Lewis: Good Trouble, Bobby Kennedy for President, NUTS!, Happy Valley, and the Oscar-nominated A Night at the Garden.He has served on the faculty of the Maine Media Workshops and the Library of Congress’ American Folklife Center Field School; was a frequent collaborator with the sampling-based music duo The Books; and has been a contributor to VICE, Esopus, and NPR’s online feature The Picture Show. Full Playlist for EP 19VVMC Book ClubVVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative PlaylistVoices from the Vernacular Music Center
53:00 7/19/21
Electric Guitar w/ Guest Dr. Steve Waksman
Intro - 0:00Tune called Planxty Sir Festus Burke | Randal Bays/fiddle, Chris Smith/tenor banjo, Roger Landes/bouzouki | composition by Turlough O’Carolan, from the album “Coyote Banjo” by Chris SmithPart I, Path to the Electric Guitar in Academia  - 01:10Part II, Research into Amplification  - 21:03Part III, Current Projects & Scholarship - 25:30Part IV, Talking About Bill Hanley  - 28:15Part V, New Technology in Live Performances  - 32:34Part VI,  Perceptions of the Electric Guitar - 44:34Part VII, The Electric Guitar in American Culture Conference - 52:38Outro - 01:01:07Planxty Sir Festus Burke Elsie Irwin Sweeney Professor of Music at Smith CollegeScholar of U.S. popular music and popular culture, with particular specialty in the study of live music, music genres, music technology and musical instruments (especially the guitar).Instruments of Desire: The Electric Guitar and the Shaping of Musical Experience (Harvard University Press, 1999) This Ain't the Summer of Love: Conflict and Crossover in Heavy Metal and Punk (University of California Press, 2009)Contributor to the Cambridge Companion to the Guitar, the Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, Listen Again: A Momentary History of Pop and Metal Rules the Globe: Heavy Metal Music Around the WorldKeynote speaker at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's American Music Masters event honoring the legacy of musician and inventor Les Paul. In 1998 Waksman's dissertation on the electric guitar won the Ralph Henry Gabriel prize awarded by the American Studies Association.New project:  Live Music in America: A History, 1850–2000  Full Playlist for EP 18VVMC Book ClubVVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative PlaylistVoices from the Vernacular Music Center
62:32 7/12/21
French Trad w/ Guest Nicolas Gerardin
Intro - 0:00Tune called Planxty Sir Festus Burke | Randal Bays/fiddle, Chris Smith/tenor banjo, Roger Landes/bouzouki | composition by Turlough O’Carolan, from the album “Coyote Banjo” by Chris SmithPart I, Path to Learning and Teaching Music  - 01:08La Perdrix rouge (1) - 17:00Part II, Diving into Tradition - 18:05Valse mineure à Bouscatel - 35:26Chabrette Duo Ancelin Rouzier 2 - 42:03Outro - 49:06Planxty Sir Festus Burke Nicolas Gerardin was born in France but emigrated to Canada as a young child. Meeting Jean Blanchard & Éric Montbel in Lyon on a trip back to France in 1998 was his first step into the world of French bagpipes. After Jean lent him a set of student pipes, he never stopped playing them, from the high-pitched A pipes to the low C sets. His travels in France allowed him to attend the Saint Chartier Festival and to meet several pipers and pipemakers, and of course this allowed him to order bagpipes from reputable manufacturers. Passionate about the work on the sound, he is interested in ancient bore French bagpipes and the cabrette and its unique temperament. He works as a teacher for children with learning disabilities. Full Playlist for EP 17Le Breuil on SpotifyVVMC Book ClubVVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative PlaylistVoices from the Vernacular Music Center
50:30 7/5/21
At the Movies w/ Guest Chris Simon
Intro - 0:00Tune called Planxty Sir Festus Burke | Randal Bays/fiddle, Chris Smith/tenor banjo, Roger Landes/bouzouki | composition by Turlough O’Carolan, from the album “Coyote Banjo” by Chris SmithPart I, Working on This Aint No Mouse Music!  - 01:00No Speed Limit from This Aint No Mouse Music! - 07:35Part II, It's All About The After Hang - 09:37How Strachwitz found Lightnin' Hopkins - 11:06Part III, Working on Dutch Hop!  - 13:21Dutch Hop Documentary Project Sampler -17:41Dutch Hop featuring members of the River Boys - 26:57Part IV, Working on [Closer to the Light] - 27:34Mike Beck - "Reuben's Song" - 31:18Part V, Working on I Hear What You See: The Old-Time World of Kenny Hall - 32:55Kenny Hall, Turkey in the Straw, Fresno Chiles - 36:28Part VI, Working with Vernacular Practices - 37:38Outro - 44:02Planxty Sir Festus Burke Chris Simon founded Sageland Media, in 1995, after 15 years as producer, sound recordist and editor for renown documentary director Les Blank. Since then she has completed seven independent films and numerous other films for non-profit organizations such as the Western Folklife Center and Crow Canyon Archaeology Center.  Simon has a masters degree in Folklore and many, though not all, of her films focus on cultural subjects.  This Ain’t No Mouse Music!  is about roots music icon Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records. It premiered at SXSW and took top prizes at Hot Docs, Mill Valley  and Washington DC Independent Festivals. Her most recent film, Dutch Hop!  is about the polka tradition of the Volga Germans. It is currently playing nation-wide on PBS.  Full Playlist for EP 16VVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative PlaylistVoices from the Vernacular Music Center
45:36 6/28/21
"Listening to China" w/ Guest Dr. Thomas Irvine
Intro - 0:00Tune called Planxty Sir Festus Burke | Randal Bays/fiddle, Chris Smith/tenor banjo, Roger Landes/bouzouki | composition by Turlough O’Carolan, from the album “Coyote Banjo” by Chris SmithPart I, Path to Soundscapes - 01:05Relating to Tom Irvine's experience in history, music, and the vernacular, elaborating on global soundscapes.Part II, "Listening to China" - 24:40Relating to a vast and diverse  environment and the different soundscapes one encounters.Book blurb for "Sound and the Sino-Western Encounter.'Part III, The Past/Present/Future is Music - 47:48Relating to  coming back and rebuilding after a Global Pandemic, especially with the arts.Outro - 01:00:36Planxty Sir Festus Burke Thomas Irvine is Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programmes in Music, and an Alan Turing Fellow.“Like many students and staff in our department and university I have an international background. I was born in Munich to American parents and grew up in Stony Brook, NY, USA. After studying viola at conservatoire (at the Shepherd School of Rice University and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music) I moved to Germany and played professionally, mostly in Early Music ensembles but also in symphony orchestras. I also taught for a year at the Frankfurt International School and worked as a manager for a large Early Music organisation.In 1999 I found my way to musicology and back to the US, studying performance practice and musicology at Cornell University, where I took my PhD in 2005. In 2002 I crossed the Atlantic again as a DAAD scholar at the University of Würzburg Institute of Musicology, where I stayed on as a postdoctoral fellow in 2005/06. I have lived and worked in Southampton since 2006.I am a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute (the UK’s national institution for AI and data science), a Non-Executive Director of the Southampton Web Science Institute and currently serve as an external examiner at the Royal Academy of Music. I co-chair the American Musicological Society study group ‘Global East Asia.’ Outside of my teaching and research I am trying to learn Chinese and follow Southampton FC. Both can be challenging! I also sing a little.” VVMC Book ClubVVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative PlaylistVoices from the Vernacular Music Center
62:01 6/21/21
An Introduction to Vernacular Foodways
Intro - 0:00Part I, Irish Soda Bread & Memories  - 01:02Making Irish Soda Bread - 11:26Amazingly Easy Irish Soda BreadPart II, Mofongo & Community- 12:15Mofongo - 13:21Puerto Rican Mofongo Recipe Part III, African, Indigenous, & Southern ConnectionsFood of the Enslaved: Barbecue, featuring Michael Twitty - 23:26Epicurious review of Michael Twitty’s The Cooking GeneMichael Twitty BlogPart IV, Gumbo, Cajun Country, & Accordion - 23:59Marc Savoy “One Step de Chameaux” - 28:05Gumbo RecipePart V, NOLA Crawfish - 30:33How to Eat a Crawfish - Always for Pleasure - 34:33Part VI, Mallorca & Music - 35:53Sóller - 42:23Part VII,  Garlic Fills Us All - 43:43Alice Waters on Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers - 44:46Part VIII, Yum Yum Yum - 45:38Yum Yum Yum! (1990) - 46:02Part IX, Back to NOLA - 48:05Band Appétit: Homemade w/ Kermit Ruffins #JAMINTHEVAN - 50:35Part X, Kansas City, MO Barbeque - 51:10Netflix: High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed AmericaOutro - 56:17Full Playlist for EP 14VVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative PlaylistVoices from the Vernacular Music Center
59:01 6/14/21
Musical traditions & the American Avant-Garde
Intro - 0:00Part I, Works and Philosophies of Harry Partch  - 01:10Delusion of the Fury: Exordium: The Beginning of a Web - 03:13Harry Partch - Music Studio - Part 1 of 2 - 05:04Harry Partch - The World of Harry Partch (1969) - 28:10Harry Partch - Chorus of Shadows - 32:12Part II, Works and Philosophies of Henry Cowell - 32:33Henry Cowell - Anger Dance (Schleiermacher) (1914) - 37:12Henry Cowell - “The Banshee” for piano strings - 38:43Henry Cowell: Hymn and Fuguing Tune No. 1 - 53:09Outro - 53:35Full Playlist for EP 13VVMC Book ClubVVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative PlaylistVoices from the Vernacular Music Center
55:05 6/7/21
At the Movies
Intro - 0:00Tune called Planxty Sir Festus Burke | Randal Bays/fiddle, Chris Smith/tenor banjo, Roger Landes/bouzouki | composition by Turlough O’Carolan, from the album “Coyote Banjo” by Chris SmithPart I, Barry Lyndon (1975)  - 01:35Seán Ó Riada, “Women of Ireland” - 11:03Kubrick dir; Chieftains, Ó Ríada, Derek Bell; also music of Schubert, Handel, Vivaldi, Bach, Paisiello, MozartPart II, The Long Riders (1980) - 14:24Ry Cooder, The Long Riders - 19:31Part III, The Three Musketeers (1973)  - 22:10Michel Legrand Orchestra, All's Fair in Love and Feet - 25:35Richard Lester dir; Dumas & George MacDonald Fraser; Lalo Schifrin; David Munrow & the Early Music Consort of London; period musicPart IV, Round Midnight (1986) - 26:54“Body & Soul” - 30:43Bernard Tavernier - Herbie Hancock, Dexter Gordon, Pierre Michelet, John McLaughlin, Billy HigginsPart V,  Dead Man Walking (1995) - 33:30Nusrat fateh ali Khan & Eddie Vedder - “The Long Road” - 37:46Sarandon, Penn, Tim Robbins dir; Helen Prejean; David Robbins music; also Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Ry Cooder, folklorist Barry Jean AnceletPart VI, Jazz '34 (1997) - 40:09Kansas City Band "Moten Swing" - 44:49Part VII,  The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) - 48:00Peter Gabriel, "The Feeling Begins" - 51:21Scorsese dir; ethnomusicologist Lucy Duran; the stable of Real World artists;Part VIII, Vengo (2000) - 54:30Tony Gatlif, Vengo  - 57:52Outro - 58:39Planxty Sir Festus BurkeFull Playlist for EP 12VVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative Playlist Voices from the Vernacular Music Center
60:15 5/24/21
Book Club: "Last Night’s Fun" by Ciaran Carson
Intro - 0:00Tune called Planxty Sir Festus Burke | Randal Bays/fiddle, Chris Smith/tenor banjo, Roger Landes/bouzouki | composition by Turlough O’Carolan, from the album “Coyote Banjo” by Chris SmithPart I, Last Night’s Fun by Ciaran Carson  - 01:34Seamus Ennis “The Grip”Last Night's Fun, Joe Cooley - 27:39Part II, Hard to Fill - 50:02Cathal McConnell plays Reel - 36:46Part III, The Standard  - 39:53Part IV, Off the Bus - 51:22Outro - 55:25Planxty Sir Festus BurkeCiaran Carson's BioFull Playlist for EP 11VVMC Book ClubVVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative PlaylistVoices from the Vernacular Music Center
56:55 5/17/21
“Ain’t No Swan Lake: Butoh” w/ Guest Dr. Tanya Calamoneri
Intro - 0:00Tune called Planxty Sir Festus Burke | Randal Bays/fiddle, Chris Smith/tenor banjo, Roger Landes/bouzouki | composition by Turlough O’Carolan, from the album “Coyote Banjo” by Chris SmithPart I, Path through Dance/Theater - 01:31Relating to Tanya Calamoneri's experience in theater and dance that led her to Butoh dance theater, elaborating on what Butoh is and how it helped her develop her art and research.Dimitris Papaioannou  - BAMShige Moriya and Ximena Garnica, CAVEArts and now Leimay EnsemblePart II, Creating Art - 50:02Relating to Tanya Calamoneri's experience with her own work.“This Ain’t No Swan Lake”Outro - 58:17Planxty Sir Festus Burke Dr. Tanya Calamoneri is a dancer, choreographer, and dance cultural studies scholar. Her primary area of research is butoh dance, a post-WWII Japanese performance form that uses imagery as its impetus and methodology for creating environment, state and movement. She also writes about issues concerning the migration of forms across cultural boundaries in a globalized world. Her writing has been published in Routledge's Theatre, Dance and Performance Training Journal, Dance Chronicle, Journal of Dance Education, and Movement Research Journal, as well as a chapter on butoh pedagogy in the Routledge Butoh Companion and a chapter in Routledge's Intercultural Actor and Performer Training. Her New York-based company, Company SoGoNo, received grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, New York Arts Foundation, American Music Center's Live Music for Dance and Puffin Foundation, and awards from the New York Innovative Theatre Awards.Previously in San Francisco, she was a member of Shinichi Koga's butoh-based inkBoat, co-directed violent dwarf performance collaborative, co-founded the Experimental Performance Institute at New College of California, and danced with Kim Epifano and Jess Curtis. To support her dance habit, she worked as an arts administrator, serving as the Executive Director of Dancers' Group in San Francisco, and in New York as Co-Executive Director of The Field and Project Manager of the State Department's cultural diplomacy program, DanceMotion USA, administrated by the Brooklyn Academy of Music.She is currently working on a book project about the history of butoh dance in the Americas, focusing on the United States and Mexico from 1970 to present. She was an invited scholar and performer at the 2019 Cuerpos en Revuelta butoh festival in Mexico City, and will present with one of her Mexican colleagues at the Butoh Next Symposium in New York City in November 2019.Calamoneri also collaborates on a telematic dance project with Drs. Pauline Brooks of the John Moores University in Liverpool, UK and Luke Kahlich (a TTU Alumn!) of Nova University in South Florida. Dancers in each location share the screen as one company in a live internet performance. The next performance will be during the Spring 2020 Semester.Degrees Held:  PhD in Dance, Temple University | MA in Dance, New York University | BA in International Studies, American University Full Playlist for EP 10VVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative PlaylistVoices from the Vernacular Music Center
59:21 5/10/21
International Music in Education w/ Guest Dr. Jacqueline Henninger
Intro - 0:00Tune called Planxty Sir Festus Burke | Randal Bays/fiddle, Chris Smith/tenor banjo, Roger Landes/bouzouki | composition by Turlough O’Carolan, from the album “Coyote Banjo” by Chris SmithPart I, Path to Music Education - 01:34Relating to Jacqueline Henninger's experience in pedagogy, music education, and the Fulbright program that led her to Texas Tech University .Part II, Making Connections, Opening Doors - 29:21Relating to Jacqueline Henninger's experience at Texas Tech University teaching future music educators, creating more accessible spaces,  and changing the standard of music education pedagogy.Part III, Personal Identity/Experience in Academia - 44:47Relating to Jacqueline Henninger's experience as a woman of color in academia, the music education field, and as an advisor/mentor to students.Outro - 51:12Planxty Sir Festus Burke Dr. Jacqueline C. Henninger, Associate professor of Music Education and Associate Director for Performance, Education, and Applied Studies (PhD, Music Education, MM, Music Education, and BM Music Studies, The University of Texas at Austin) began her position in the School of Music at Texas Tech University (TTU) in August 2014.  In 2018, she was inducted into the TTU Teaching Academy and was also named a recipient of the TTU Alumni Association New Faculty Award.  Prior to joining the faculty at TTU, Dr. Henninger was a Fulbright Scholar in Sub-Saharan Africa, which enabled her to teach and research at Tumaini University Makumira in Usa River, Tanzania, East Africa from 2012 - 2014.From 2005 – 2013, Dr. Henninger was an Assistant Professor of Music and Human Learning with the Butler School of Music faculty at The University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin). Immediately prior to that faculty appointment, she was a member of the music education faculty at The Ohio State University (2000 - 2005).  Her teaching responsibilities have included undergraduate and graduate courses in music education, coordinating and supervising student teachers, and advising master and doctoral level examinations, projects, theses, and dissertations.Her research, which has been presented at state, national, and international conferences, is focused on two academic areas:  teacher preparation and multicultural music education.  Dr. Henninger's articles have been published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, International Journal of Music Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Journal of Band Research, Texas Music Education Research, Global Music and Culture:  Intersections and Inclusion, Texas Music Educators Conference (TMEC): Connections, and TRIAD.  She is also the author of a textbook chapter entitled The Teaching and Learning of Music of East Africa:  Songs and Dances of Tanzania, which is within the textbook entitled Teaching General Music:A K-12 Experience.  Dr. Henninger has served and is currently serving on the editorial boards for several state and national refereed journals in the field of music education. Dr. Henninger is active in state, national, and international organizations.  She is currently the Past President of NAfME-Texas, which is the state affiliate of the national organization (NAfME, which is the National Association for Music Education).  Prior to being elected into the position of President, she served as President-Elect, Member-at-Large, and was on the Council of Chairs for NAfME-Texas (formerly known as TMEC, which was the Texas Music Educators Conference).She has also served as the Chair for the Special Research Interest Group (SRIG): Instructional Strategies with NAfME and was recently appointed as the Board Advisor for the Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE). After earning her Bachelor of Music degree from UT-Austin, Professor Henninger had a highly successful public school teaching career as a choral and band director at Fulmore Middle School in the Austin Independent School District.  Dr. Henninger continues to enjoy working with public school students, prospective music educators, and practitioners as an events adjudicator, guest clinician, guest conductor, guest lecturer/presenter, and guest panelist on local, national, and international levels. VVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative PlaylistVoices from the Vernacular Music Center
52:26 5/3/21
Vernacular Theater w/ Guest Dr. Bill Gelber
Intro - 0:00Tune called Planxty Sir Festus Burke | Randal Bays/fiddle, Chris Smith/tenor banjo, Roger Landes/bouzouki | composition by Turlough O’Carolan, from the album “Coyote Banjo” by Chris SmithPart I, Practices in Theater - 01:28Relating to  Pantalone, commedia dell'arte, and working with masksPart II, Community in Theater - 32:39Relating to Bertolt Brecht and the production of "Mother Courage"Outro - 01:02:29Planxty Sir Festus BurkeDr. Bill Gelber is an Associate Professor of Theatre who teaches acting, directing, pedagogy, and period styles, including Shakespeare and his contemporaries. He has a Ph.D. in Theatre History from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied with Oscar Brockett. He has been published in the Brecht Yearbook, Communications of the International Brecht Society, Southern Theatre Journal, Texas Theatre Journal, and Early Modern Literary Studies. His essay, “A Ha in Shakespeare” appears in Shakespeare Expressed: Page, Stage, and Classroom. His book Engaging with Brecht: Making Theatre in the 21st Century is to be published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. Dr. Gelber was recently inducted into the Texas Tech University Teaching Academy and is an Integrated Scholar. VVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative PlaylistVoices from the Vernacular Music Center 
63:56 4/26/21
Places: New Home, New Musics
Intro - 0:00Tune called Planxty Sir Festus Burke | Randal Bays/fiddle, Chris Smith/tenor banjo, Roger Landes/bouzouki | composition by Turlough O’Carolan, from the album “Coyote Banjo” by Chris SmithPart I, Southern Indiana - 01:31Lotus Dickey plays a medley of Albert Dougherty tunesJamie Gans (fiddle) and Sam Bartlett (tenor banjo), Huey Travers Set - 13:46Andrew Lazaro, Timbal Independence - 25:50Part II, Taos, New Mexico - 27:13 Taos Pueblo Christmas Eve Procession - 31:21 (WARNING, there are gun shots in this section of the audio)Taos Pueblo Pow Wow - 32:01Trio de Taos “Marcha de los Novios” and “La Realera” - 46:24Brenna MacCrimmon “Bir ah çektim” - 51:22Outro - 56:42Planxty Sir Festus BurkeFull Playlist for EP 7VVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative PlaylistVoices from the Vernacular Music Center
57:43 4/19/21
Genres: Tracing Traditions
Intro - 0:00Tune called Planxty Sir Festus Burke | Randal Bays/fiddle, Chris Smith/tenor banjo, Roger Landes/bouzouki | composition by Turlough O’Carolan, from the album “Coyote Banjo” by Chris SmithPart I, Balkan Music - 01:20Ross Daly, MantilatosMichalis Gampierakis, Taximi - 11:01Vassilis Soukas, Taximi - 29:16Part II, Medieval Monophonic Song - 30:17Studio der Frühen Musik, Loibere risen, by Wizlaw III von Rügen - 32:07Studio Der Frühen Musik, from the album Camino de Santiago, Cantiga 103: “Quen A Virgen” - 44:10Altramar medieval music ensemble, Cantiga 36 "Muit' amar devemos" - 54:50Outro - 56:24Planxty Sir Festus BurkeFull Playlist for EP 6VVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative PlaylistVoices from the Vernacular Music Center
57:12 4/12/21
Instruments: Accordions & Bagpipes, Oh My!
Intro - 0:00Tune called Planxty Sir Festus Burke | Randal Bays/fiddle, Chris Smith/tenor banjo, Roger Landes/bouzouki | composition by Turlough O’Carolan, from the album “Coyote Banjo” by Chris SmithPart I, Accordion - 01:05Rouha, La Valse d’Amelie (Auvergnais café music)Andy Cutting, In Continental Mood/Flatworld (England) - 16:46Lucas Thébaut, Bal solo (France), button accordion - 21:10Part II, Bagpipes - 23:37Pierre Bensusan (w/Eric Montbel), La Danse du Capricorne IIBlowzabella, “Introduction” from A Richer Dust - 36:16Blowzabella, “The New Jigs” from A Richer Dust - 36:35Zephyrus, Jig - 44:55Outro - 45:07Full Playlist for EP 5VVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative PlaylistVoices from the Vernacular Music Center
45:40 4/5/21
Ideas: Collaborative Learning
Intro - 0:00Tune called Planxty Sir Festus Burke | Randal Bays/fiddle, Chris Smith/tenor banjo, Roger Landes/bouzouki | composition by Turlough O’Carolan, from the album “Coyote Banjo” by Chris SmithPart I, Zoukfest - 01:19Traditional Irish music at the Crane Bar GalwayZoukFest Landes/Grasso/McElwain | - 13:00ZoukFest O’Brien/Ó Raghallaigh - 19:28Part II, Nosferatu - 19:52The Nosferatu Orchestra under the direction of Roger Landes and Chris Smith | Orlok - 35:40The Nosferatu Orchestra under the direction of Roger Landes and Chris Smith | Carpathians - 38:06The Nosferatu Orchestra under the direction of Roger Landes and Chris Smith | Plague/Rats - 44:48Outro - 47:05Full Playlist for EP 4VVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative PlaylistVoices from the Vernacular Music Center
47:55 3/29/21
Places: Music at Home
Intro - 0:00Tune called Planxty Sir Festus Burke | Randal Bays/fiddle, Chris Smith/tenor banjo, Roger Landes/bouzouki | composition by Turlough O’Carolan, from the album “Coyote Banjo” by Chris SmithPart I, Missouri - 01:00Song called Jesse James by Woody Guthrie (vocals & guitar)“Miss McLeod’s Reel” from Ride with the Devil  - 11:38Howard Marshall fiddle contest  - 18:07Part II, Maritime New England - 21:31Along the Pier / The Dreadnaught | Tony Barrand (vocal), Louis Killen (concertina), Cliff Haslam (vocal), Jeff Warner, Gerret Warner and Tony Saletan (choral vocal)Acres of Clams | Spider John Koerner with the Rag Tag Trio - 31:07Full Playlist for EP 3VVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative PlaylistVoices from the Vernacular Music Center
38:48 3/22/21
Genres: The Sounds Around Us
Intro - 0:00Part I, Irish Trad - 01:08Tune called Sir Thomas Leixlip, the Proud (as Roger knows it), also known traditionally as The Humours of Glynn, played on the Irish BouzoukiPart II, Mississippi Delta Blues - 27:40Song called The Death Letter Blues, by Eddy "Son" House on the slide guitarOutro - 41:27VVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative PlaylistVoices from the Vernacular Music Center
41:55 3/15/21
Instruments: Traveling Strings
Intro - 0:00Tune called Sandy Boys, played on the 5 string, claw hammer banjo.Part I, Drumming on the Strings: Historical Meetings and the 5-string Banjo - 01:02  Transition/Bridge - 18:53Tune called Sir Thomas Leixlip, the Proud (as Roger knows it), also known traditionally as The Humours of Glynn, played on the Irish Bouzouki.Part II, The Bouzouki - 19:38VVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative PlaylistVoices from the Vernacular Music Center
40:54 3/8/21