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ISBN: 0252075099
Author: Bess Lomax Hawes
Language: English
Publisher: University of Illinois Press (April 2, 2008)
Pages: 216
Category: Music
Subcategory: Art
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A leader in the development of state and federal programs supporting traditional arts and folk cultures, Bess Lomax Hawes grew up with her father John Lomax and brother Alan in the first family of American folk music

A leader in the development of state and federal programs supporting traditional arts and folk cultures, Bess Lomax Hawes grew up with her father John Lomax and brother Alan in the first family of American folk music.

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Bess Lomax Hawes was the recipient of an honorary doctorate from the University of North Carolina and the National Medal of Arts awarded in 1993 by President Bill Clinton. Sing It Pretty: A Memoir (Music in American Life). University of Illinois Press. An NEA traditional arts award is named in her honor. Her memoir, Sing It Pretty, was published by Illinois University Press in 2008  .

Awards and Recognition: Received an honorable mention from the International Alliance for Women in Music, 2009. A giant in American folklore and folk music tells her story. Bess Lomax Hawes grew up with her father John Lomax and brother Alan in the first family of American folk music. This valuable book will establish Bess Lomax Hawes's reputation more widely as a folklorist, musical teacher and musicologist, while also making a worthwhile contribution to the music history of y North America. -European Journal of Communication.

A leader in the development of state and federal programs supporting traditional arts and folk cultures, Bess Lomax Hawes grew up with her father John Lomax and brother Alan in the first family of American folk music

A leader in the development of state and federal programs supporting traditional arts and folk cultures, Bess Lomax Hawes grew up with her father John Lomax and brother Alan in the first family of American folk music.

Bess Lomax Hawes, American folklorist. Recipient National Medal of Arts, The White House, 1993. A leader in the development of state and federal programs supporting traditional arts and folk cultures, Bess Lomax Hawes grew up with her father John Lomax and brother Alan in the first family of American folk music.

Bess Lomax Hawes, a folklorist, teacher and singer who helped write . an enduring folk ditty about an unfortunate subway commuter that became a hit for the Kingston Trio in 1959, died on Friday in Portland, Ore. She was 88 and lived in Portland. Bess Lomax Hawes between President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton in 1993, when she was awarded the National Medal of the Arts. After working on the Smithsonian Institution’s Festival of American Folklife in 1975 and 1976, she joined the National Endowment for the Arts, where she established the National Heritage Fellowships and a state folklorist program.

Sing It Pretty : A Memoir. Her own creative endeavors as producer of American folk culture films, author of academic papers and books, and coauthor of the Kingston Trio’s hit MTA Song (adapted from a local political campaign jingle) unfold alongside her legacy of teaching guitar and American folk music to thousands of adults in Los Angeles.

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A leader in the development of state and federal programs supporting traditional arts and folk cultures, Bess Lomax Hawes grew up with her father John Lomax and brother Alan in the first family of American folk music. Her compelling account of the folk music boom of the mid-twentieth century and the development of “public-sector” folklore includes family friends Ruth Crawford Seeger and Carl Sandburg, fellow Almanac Singers Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, and other musicians and artists. Her own creative endeavors as producer of American folk culture films, author of academic papers and books, and coauthor of the Kingston Trio’s hit “MTA Song” (adapted from a local political campaign jingle) unfold alongside her legacy of teaching guitar and American folk music to thousands of adults in Los Angeles. Whether teaching anthropology to college students, learning singing games from the Georgia Sea Island Singers, or directing the Folk and Traditional Arts Program at the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawes remains dedicated to preserving and appreciating the traditional cultures of America.

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Gavirgas
I met this charming and gracious lady some 40 years ago at a Berkeley Folk Festival and have never forgotten her. If you did the same or were one of her students somewhere along the way, you will surely want to read this book. And, I don't believe you will be disappointed.

However, you need to be aware that this is not a standard autobiography. It concerns subjects she wants to be remembered and she doesn't want to say anything negative about anybody. Consequently, there are large and noticeable gaps in the story. For example, if you are buying this book only for a hoped-for definitive history of the Almanac Singers, you won't get your wish. There are a few pages about them that will probably raise more questions than give answers. On the other hand, if you are interested in her years with the federal government, you will surely be pleased with the amount of discussion on that part of her life.

It is predominantly an intellectual memoir, and she was (she died recently) a perceptive thinker and observer. The section on "Happy Birthday To You" will leave you stunned with admiration! There are some fabulous photographs that may be worth the price of the book to you. She writes engagingly and did have an interesting life.

I doubt we will soon have another biography of her, so get this one while you can!
Arryar
Bess Lomax Hawes has made major contributions to American folklore as a performer, scholar, and leader in public sector folklore. Her memoir is a fascinating story that will interest anyone who would like to learn more about the development of folklore studies and public programming in America. It's also a great window into the folk music revival movements of the mid 20th Century. The book will interest those engaged in arts advocacy and cultural programming as she chronicles her work with the National Endowment for the Arts, offering insight into the political and social processes that have laid a foundation for ways that cultural traditions are presented to the public in festivals, fellowships, and other projects. I especially enjoyed the stories and the warm, personal reflections about her work with musicians, artists, and folklorists whom I admire.
Barinirm
This is a wonderful memoir by a woman who has been active in the field of American traditional culture for many decades. In addition to engaging stories of her youth, Bess Lomax Hawes passes on some wise advice and personal experience with applying knowledge to encourage social and cultural action.

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