Interview with autoharp player Bill Dillon

236670
Date
1986-10-17
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. The autoharp, a patented name, is also called a chorded zither. A lifelong musician, Dillon did not begin to play the autoharp until 1982 -- on a bet. He usually played songs made famous by Maybelle Carter. In the interview, he discusses growing up in West Virginia; learning to ...
Type
Sound

Tuesday evening performances at the 1955 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 4)

234095
Date
1955-05-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Boltin served as the emcee. See the festival program in S 1619, box 1 for more detailed information of the festival performers and activities not recorded. The pageant, presented by the City of St. Augustine, was written, composed, and narrated by Barnes. The performance began on ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-36

Thursday afternoon performances at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

234099
Date
1954-05-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Knott served as the emcee. See the festival program in S 1619, box 1 for more detailed information of the festival performers and activities not recorded.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T76-2

Norman & Nancy Blake performance at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival Amphitheater

241505
Date
2003-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One compact disc. Jeanie Fitchen serves as emcee. Norman Blake (guitar, vocals) and Nancy Blake (guitar, mandolin, vocals) perform songs by the Carter Family and other traditional folk songs.
Type
sound
Item ID
CD03-17

Saturday performances at the 1979 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

238649
Date
1979-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Rev. Williams was from Tallahassee, where he played in front of Hicks Drug Store. This was his third festival. From San Antonio, Florida, the Beaumont Family consisted of David (age 16, banjo), Michael (age 14, mandolin), Kathy (age 13, guitar), Al...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-97

Performances at the 1974 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 8)

241192
Date
08/30/1974 - 09/01/1974
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-246

Saturday performances at the 1979 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 5)

238651
Date
1979-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. From St. Augustine, Joe Mark also worked as a graphic designer. This was his eleventh festival. From Jensen Beach, the Back Porch Boys consisted of Ken Crawford, Michael Goodman, Frank Renton, and Bob Kane. This was their first festival. From Jacks...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-99

Friday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 6)

238924
Date
1981-05-22
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Slavin played the hammer dulcimer.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-38

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

239228
Date
1977-09-02
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Carter was a musical therapist in Tallahassee. Shedden was from Jacksonville. Smith (Gail and Gene) and Mark (Joe) were from St. Augustine. Skip Johns was a bluegrass band from Lake City. Dinella and Myers were singer-guitarists from Tampa.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-290

Saturday performances at the 1995 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 5)

239665
Date
1995-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). (Copied onto C95-156 & C95-157.) Williams served as emcee. Winners of the State Fiddle Contest were: Johnson (junior), Robertson (rustic), Michaels (contemporary) and Walinowski/Chalford (twin fiddles). Mortham was Secretary of State at the time, and therefore overs...
Type
Sound
Item ID
D95-27

Saturday performances at the 1995 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 4)

239684
Date
1995-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape(DAT). Rozar served as emcee. Steel guitarist Eason, needleworker Horvath, and sfiff boat builder Simmons were awarded the 1995 Florida Folk Heritage Awards. Diddley, Tucker, and Mortham made speeches. Based on recommendations from the Florida Folklife Council, the Secretary o...
Type
Sound
Item ID
D95-9

Saturday morning performances at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239230
Date
1977-09-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. (The second half of the reel consists of the Saturday afternoon performances.) Burstine was the wife of the late bob Beers, and lived in Petersburg, New York where directed the Fox Hollow Folk Festival. Johnson was a guitarist from Gaiensville; his...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-291

Saturday morning performances at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

239231
Date
1977-09-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. (The second half of the reel consists of the Saturday afternoon performances.) Burstine was the wife of the late bob Beers, and lived in Petersburg, New York where directed the Fox Hollow Folk Festival. Johnson was a guitarist from Gainesville; his...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-291

Friday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 3)

239608
Date
1994-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). Rozar served as the emcee. Guitarist Tripp was from Tallahassee. Guitarist Hope was from Key Biscayne. The Sandy Creek Stringers, based out of Havana, Florida, consisted of Greg Evans (bass), Dennis Hardin (banjo), Roger Eudy (mandolin), Ken Toucinek (guitar), and Mike...
Type
Sound
Item ID
D94-3

Friday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 6)

239611
Date
1994-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). (Copied onto C94-75/76.) Milner served as the emcee. Singer-guitarist Crider sang on Florida environment. He performed with Gabe Valla (guitar), Bob Kogat (mandolin), Tim Higgins (fiddle), and Diane Delage (sign language interpreter). Yao played the zheng (a Chinese zi...
Type
Sound
Item ID
D94-6

Sunday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 4)

239622
Date
1994-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). (Copied onto C94-96/97) Dinella, served as the emcee. McKinney, of Starke, performed religious songs, and was accompanied by Douglas. Down in Front, of Tallahassee, featured Doug Gauss, Rbin Hendricks, and Michael Callan. Sand Sliders of Crystal Beach featured Doug Naum...
Type
Sound
Item ID
D94-17

Saturday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 5)

239616
Date
1994-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). (Copied onto C94-85/86) Mutima & Fitchen served as emcees. Old Time Friends, of Pinellas Park, consisted of Jan Moores (autoharp), Doug Naumann (bass), Don Moores (guitar), and Jim Kaufman (harmonica). Burr Oak Ensemble was an a capella group from Gainesville. Gardn...
Type
Sound
Item ID
D94-11

Friday morning performances at the 1971 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

239294
Date
1971-05-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. NOTE: Due to technical problems with the original reels the recording quality of the 1971 Florida Folk Festival is exceptionally poor. Boltin served as emcee. (The last five tracks of the reel -- not listed here -- are from the Friday afternoon program. See separate entr...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-222

Saturday morning performances at the 1961 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239400
Date
1961-05-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-107

Friday afternoon performances at the 1968 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239235
Date
1968-05-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Singer Jeanie Fitchen at the time was billed as Eugenia Sisinni. The Three Songsters were Girl Scouts (Linda, Ellen, and Ann). Blake was from New York. Locket drove glass-bottom boats at Rainbow Springs. Here, he gave an example of his boat tours. ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-182

The Suwannee River 5 performing at the 1985 Suwannee River Jamboree- White Springs, Florida

107857
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA0923

The Suwannee River 5 performing at the 1985 Suwannee River Jamboree- White Springs, Florida

107858
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA0924

Doc and Merle Watson Concert with Chubby Anthony and Big Timber Bluegrass

239221
Date
1977-04-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reels. Recording of a free concert at the Stephen Foster Center, and sponsored by the Florida Folklife Program. Anthony and Big Timber opened for the Watsons, and later joined them for the finale. Doc Watson was discovered by folklorist Ralph Rinzler in 1960 while recording old-time mus...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-280
Item ID
T77-281

Performances at the 1974 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 6)

241190
Date
08/30/1974 - 09/01/1974
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-244

Performances at the 1973 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

240800
Date
08/31/1973 - 09/01/1973
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-235

Performances at the 1973 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

240799
Date
08/31/1973 - 09/01/1973
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-234

Performances at the 1973 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 4)

240801
Date
08/31/1973 - 09/01/1973
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-236

Performances at the 1970 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

239286
Date
1970-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Caney Forkers were from Cookeville, Tennessee. Malkine played the lute, and sang French folk singers. Starker lived in Sarasota. The Antioch Junior Choir sang gospel songs, and were from Manning, SC. <p>&nbsp;</p>
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-215

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

238644
Date
1979-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Dunscombe was from Gainesville, he had been playing the saw for 50 years by 1979, and the festival for 25 years. Called the Musical Carpenter, he was a retired UF professor. Guitarist-singer Bullard was from White Springs. The Travelers were based ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-92

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; G...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-94

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