Long-lost music recordings in Maine reveal voices from the past

By | November 25, 2022

PORTLAND, Maine — It took Matt Shipman the higher a part of two years to provide his dissertation at Vermont School earlier than graduating in 2003 with a self-designed diploma in conventional folks music.

For his challenge, Shipman discovered and recorded interviews with conventional gamers from Maine, North Carolina and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Impressed by discipline recording music collectors of the previous, he wished to determine the connections between the songs of geographically disparate East Coast musicians.

Nevertheless, these musical threads by no means fairly materialized.

However Shipman had life-changing adventures interviewing and falling out with elders. They helped pave the way in which for the remainder of his musical life, together with his work with the Celtic-tinged ensemble Josephine County and Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection.

Shipman additionally received a excessive mark for the challenge.