Past Event

Folk Music and Folk Musicians in Central Illinois

In 1986, in association with the Illinois Arts Council and the Library of Congress, folksinger and anthropologist Chris Vallillo carried out a project to interview the last pre-radio generation and to collect their oral histories and music. In a musical program and commentary, he brings to life the stories and performs the music of people from rural Illinois in the late 19th century. He includes a short description of the process of collecting and performs a selection from the material he documented. For more information contact Meghan Bowe, 847.669.5386 x25.