14 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Tradition Bearer is exactly "Eason, Willie, 1921-2005"
Sunday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tapes 2)

Sunday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tapes 2)

Date
1997-05-25
Description
One audio cassette recording. The Willie Eason interview and song, "Roosevelt", continues from C97-86. Laurie Sommers interviews Eileen Brautman on the subject of Jewish marriage contracts.
Collection
Willie Eason performing steel guitar music at his home

Willie Eason performing steel guitar music at his home

Date
1994-01-16
Description
One audio cassette recording. This tape consisted of excerpts of a longer recording of Eason, recorded at his home. The Sacred Steel Guitar Recording Project originated in 1992 when Florida Folklife Program folklorist Robert Stone discovered that several predominantly African American House of God churches (a sub-sect of the Pentecostal church) in the St. Petersburg area were using steel guitars in their religious services. The practice began by Willie and Troman Eason in the 1930s, and expanded upon by players such as Henry Nelson and Lorenzo Harrison. Realizing that this was a unique musical tradition, labeled Sacred Steel, the Florida Folklife Program to applied for a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to conduct fieldwork and create a music album for public dispersal. The aim of the project was to increase public awareness of the gospel steel guitar tradition, as well as document it for future generations. Matched with state funds, the grant period originally ran from October 1993 through October 1994, but was extended for another year. In that time Stone, along with sound engineers William Dudley and Mike Stapleton, interviewed and recorded several steel guitarists in the St. Petersburg area. An album entitled Sacred Steel was released in 1995. It was then re-released through an agreement with Arhoolie Records in 1997.
Collection
Gospel musician Willie Eason playing the steel guitar

Gospel musician Willie Eason playing the steel guitar

Date
1990
Description
Six black and white prints. A popular gospel musician in the St. Petersburg area. He influenced most gospel steel guitarists. He won the 1995 Florida Folk Heritage Award.
Collection
Images of the 1995 Florida Folk Festival

Images of the 1995 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1995-05-26
Description
Two proof sheets with seventy-two black and white images, plus negatives. Images of the Florida Folk Heritage Awards (Sacred Steel guitar player Willie Eason and Everglades skiff Glen Simmons), the Folklife Area (Klezmer musician Bronsztein, gospel group the Versiteers, musician Walker, storyteller Llewellyn, bluegrass group Tru-Blu Grass, Greek-dance group the Dionysus Dancers, and the Colombian Folklore Group, the Dunedin Pipe Band, Seminole storyteller Jumper, Cuban conga dancer Los Rumberos Unidos, the Filipino Community Choir, an whip maker Curly Dekle), and the Amphitheater stage (Bronsztein, Nicaraguan-American Toro Huaco Dance Group, and old-time musician Culbreath.)
Collection
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a_s1576_68_c97-087Sunday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tapes 2)SoundSingers
Musicians
Guitarist
Artists
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Oral performance
Life histories
Interviewing
African Americans
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Gospel musicians
Religious music
Religious songs
Personal experience narratives
Arts, Jewish
Jewish Americans
Jewish art and symbolism
Ketubah
Marriage contracts
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a_s2044_02_tape01Willie Eason performing steel guitar music at his homeSoundGuitarist
Singers
Fieldwork
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Performing arts
Guitarists
Music performance
African Americans
Religious songs
Religious music
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Gospel (Black)
Musicians
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Gospel musician Willie Eason playing the steel guitarGospel musician Willie Eason playing the steel guitarStill ImageSingers
African Americans
Gospel (Black)
Gospel musicians
Steel guitars
String instruments
Musical instruments
Singing
Music performance
Musicians
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Images of the 1995 Florida Folk FestivalImages of the 1995 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageChoruses
Singers
Whip maker
Rodeo performers
Bands (Music)
Performers
Folklore revival festivals
Folk festivals
Music
Performing arts
String instruments
String bands
Arts, Nicaraguan
Musical instruments
Nicaraguan Americans
Arts, Cuban
Cuban Americans
Awards
African Americans
Conga (dance)
Storytelling
Arts, Jewish
Jewish Americans
Arts, Greek
Greek Americans
Bluegrass musicians
Boatbuilders
Dancers
Musicians
Storytellers
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