John Williamson & Friends performance at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival Main Stage

296620
Date
1977-09-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel-to-reel recording. Thelma Boltin serves as emcee. Williamson (vocals, guitar) was from Palatka, Fla. He performs three songs, including "I Saw the Light" composed by Hank Williams. He is unaccompanied by unidentified performers. Boltin discusses the new Folklife Area at the festival. She tells a Br'er Rabbit story.
Type
sound
Item ID
T77-298a
Williamson, John

Sunday morning performances at the 1978 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

239062
Date
1978-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Brown was from St. Petersburg. Muller was from Lake Mary. Williamson played with Graves and Coulliette. The Olders played the dulcimer and fiddle. The end of their performance can be found on T80-120.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T80-19
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/Collections/folklife

Sunday afternoon performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239100
Date
1980-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The Bucksnort Barndance Band's set was from the morning performances.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T80-70
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

Saturday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Performance & Dance Stage) (Tape 4)

239970
Date
1997-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). The Florida State Fiddle Contest was held each year at the Festival on Saturdays (the stages varied from year to year). The winners were allowed to perform on the Main Stage that evening. Kogut served as emcee. Winners for the Rustic Division: Dave Horton (first), David Swanson (second) and Charlie Burton (third). For the Contemporary Division: Gabriel Lewis (first), Judd Taylor (second), and Elan Shocker (third). The winners of the Junior Division were Tommy Slaughter (first), Ian Malinowsky (second) and Joshua Headly (third). The winners of the Twin Fiddle Division: Trenda & Tommy Slaughter (First); Ian Malinsowky & Elan Chalford (second) and Sharon McInnis & Sandy McIntire (third).
Type
Sound
Item ID
D97-7
Williamson, John

Sunday afternoon performances at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239243
Date
1977-09-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Williams was a street performer from Tallahassee. Thompson was a water witcher (diviner) from Clearwater. Grooms was a University of Florida journalism professor -- as well as a singer-songwriter-guitarist. Schuman played the autoharp. Dale Crider and Linda Bittner (later Mrs. Crider) sang about the environment; they lived in Gainesville. Rogers was singer-guitarist from St. Augustine. His performance was the last one for Sunday. George Heaps-Nelson joined him for a couple of songs.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-297
Williamson, John

Friday evening performances at the 1979 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

238646
Date
1979-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Bagpiper Hamilton, from Starke and a Florida Times-Union reporter, played first. The Bucksnort Barndance Band and the cloggers were both from Gainesville. Kloiber, at the time a law student at the University of Virginia, was from West Palm Beach; Gerard, a speech graduate student at the University of Tampa, was from Lake City. They met and began playing traditional folk music while students at Florida State University. Dekle was from Macclenny. McKinney and Alvarez were violinists from Starke. At the time Evelyn lived in Petersburg, New York. Popular on the folk circuit in the 1960s, she performed with late husband Bob (and later daughter Martha)as the popular folk act, the Beers Family. They were sent in 1968 by the U.S. Dept. of State on a tour on India, and once played for the White House in 1969. In 1966, they also began the popular Fox Hollow Festival in upstate New York. In 1972, Bob Beers died in a car crash. His daughter stil
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-94
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

Saturday afternoon performances at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239236
Date
1977-09-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Williamson was from Palatka. Zeke was a fiddler from Panama City. His wife Rosa straw beat for him. The Mt. Carmel Choir were from Palatka, and led by Choice Butler. The Wild Bunch clogged to Sawgrass Boys dance music.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-291
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

Friday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239158
Date
1975-08-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Malkine was from Shady, New York. Lazonby was from Hawthorne. Gerard and Kershner was from Lake City. The Kellys were from Palatka. Skip Johns and his band were from Lake City, and Waddell hailed from Jacksonville. Williamson was from Palatka. Frog Smith told stories, and was from Fort Myers. Whatley, of Bell, sang country music. Bullard lived in White Springs. Hancock played the mouth harp and was from Suffolk, Virginia. The Beseda Dancers were from the Czechoslovakian American community Masaryktown. The Caney were from Cookeville, Tennessee. Bessie Jones and Frankie Quimby, both of Brunswick, Georgia, later became known as the Georgia Sea Island Singers. Moore sang ballads, and lived in Green Cove Springs. <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Type
Sound
Item ID
T79-15
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

End of Saturday performances and start of Sunday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

239163
Date
1975-08-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The Boyer Family were from Missouri, and the family of late singer Bob Beers. His wife, Burstine, was from Petersburg, NY. Dixon was from Miami. Seafood Combo was from Tallahassee and consisted of: Tony Verderamo, Larry Abrams, and Pam Mansfield. Fraser and Durham were from Midway, Georgia. Skip Johns and his band were bluegrass musicians from Lake City. Allen and Goodman were both ballad singers from East Point, Georgia. Cadwell was a banjoist from Jackson Heights, NY. Carter was a singer from Macon, Georgia. Moore hailed from Green Cove Springs. Tillinghast lived in Hollywood, Florida. The Hallmans were from Greenville, SC. Williamson was from Palatka. Flemming, with his friends Pat &amp; Luther Rozar, and Dennis Henry, closed out the show.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T79-19
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

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