Quotes by Alan Lomax

About Alan Lomax:

Alan Lomax was an American field collector of folk music of the 20th century. He was also a folklorist, ethnomusicologist, archivist, writer, scholar, political activist, oral historian, and film-maker. Lomax produced recordings, concerts, and radio shows in the US and in England, which played an important role in both the American and British folk revivals of the 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s. During the New Deal, with his father, folklorist and collector John A. Lomax and later alone and with others, Lomax recorded thousands of songs and interviews for the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress on aluminum and acetate discs.

Author Bio

  • NameAlan Lomax
  • Descriptionmusic historian, field collector, producer and filmmaker
  • BornJanuary 31, 1915
  • DiedJuly 19, 2002
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionAnthropologist; Musician; Musicologist; Historian; Ethnomusicologist; Music Historian
  • AwardsGuggenheim Fellowship; National Medal Of Arts; Grammy Trustees Award