Saturday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 4)

Date: May 28, 1994

Source: S1576 , Container 43 , D94-28

Type: Sound

Download: MP3


  • One digital audio tape (DAT). Williams served as emcee. Blues singer-guitarist Book Binder lived in Polk City. Guitarist Baker lived in Morganton, North Carolina, was National Heritage Fellow and a pioneer of the Piedmont Blues style of playing. Folklorist and FFP director Loomis announced the 1994 Florida Folk Heritage Ward winners: street vendor-guitarist Walton, steel guitarist McCormick, Seminole storyteller Jumper, and gospel singer-promoter Hollis. (For photos of the ceremony, see S 1664, box 4, folders 30 & 31.) Based on recommendations from the Florida Folklife Council, the Secretary of State confers Florida Folk Heritage Awards annually. The awards are given to outstanding folk artists and folk culture advocates who have made long-standing contributions to the folk cultural resources of the state. Established in 1985, the program parallels the National Heritage Fellowships.


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