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Shellac Soundscapes: Johnson City and the Columbia Recording Sessions

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In 1928-1929, Columbia Records set up shop in Johnson City to capture the talents of regional musicians. In his lecture, music historian and park ranger Corbin Hayslett will take the audience on a journey back in time through the shellac soundscapes of these Johnson City Sessions. He will play sound recordings and show original 78 RPM records of country music in our region from before and beyond Bristol. This is the second of two lectures at Johnson City Public Library about the Johnson City Sessions; the first is on Wednesday, September 18.

Tell It to Me: Revisiting the Johnson City Sessions, 1928-1929

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In 1928-1929, Columbia Records set up shop in Johnson City to capture the talents of regional musicians. In his lecture, ETSU professor Ted Olson will explain what these Johnson City Sessions were and why they remain significant 90 years later. Dr. Olson will play samples from the recordings and talk about his own work in producing two documentary albums about them. This is the first of two lectures at Johnson City Public Library about the Johnson City Sessions; the second is on Wednesday, September 25.

Music Night

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Dance to the music by DJ KLWD and enjoy vocal/visual performance. Also enjoy delicious food and drinks @ Wonderland Lounge N’ Grill.