Evo Bluestein

is creating multimedia content related to American folk culture.

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Receive excerpts from Evo Bluestein's folk music essays, exploring the meaning and value of American folk culture in our current life.
Zoom introduction on various folk instruments such as banjo, dulcimer, fiddle, Cajun accordion. Evo  Bluestein video performance and instruction video.
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About Evo Bluestein


Ever wonder where contemporary music comes from? Maybe you have African roots or Scottish roots. The interviews  and videos included here show some of America's exciting heritage and help explain who we are as Americans. It's a rich and colorful tapestry.

Explore insights into American folk music and culture with me. You can experience Kentucky musician Jean Ritchie's family folk lineage from the British Isles, and her originality in the songs she composed. Her songs have been covered by countless singers. Enjoy never before seen interviews, performance videos, and mp3s, from many important and interesting American folk. I have so many treasures to share with you! It takes a lot of effort to prepare this for public consumption. Joining at the $3 level unlocks most of the fun.

You will want to hear and see Bessie Jones, from the Georgia Sea Islands. The African American songs and games from her heritage explain so much about where American music comes from. You can experience folk traditions from early America and find out why it is important for us to know them and keep them alive.

Blind mandolin and fiddle master Kenny Hall has inspired many people to travel the exciting journey into our past, learning to sing and play music from his vast repertoire. After seeing some of the videos, you will know why it is also the present–for me and many of my colleagues.

Lots has been written about American folk music from the east coast perspective. My book "Road to Sweet's Mill" is a look at the vibrant culture of traditional music and dance in California, from the 1960's onward. 

Have you ever wanted to begin playing an instrument yourself? My autoharp instructional videos can get you started. Other possibilities include dulcimer, banjo and mandolin instruction. I am also a clogger and a dance caller. My folk dance residency, has been popular in California schools for over twenty-five years.

You can experience a bit of my own journey through videos of The Bluestein Family band, my oldtime stringband, my zydeco band, and my original compositions with Lyquid Amber. I'll take you there.

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