Trove of Mich. folk music unearthed in archive

Associated Press
Trove of Mich. folk music unearthed in archive

In an undated photo provided by the Library of Congress, a member of the Floriani family performs in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Michigan was fertile ground for folk music, brought to the region by a wave of immigrants in the early 20th Century and played in the camps and factory towns where they worked. Legendary folklorist Alan Lomax discovered the music in 1938 when he visited the Midwest on his famous 10-year cross-country trek to document American folk music for the Library of Congress. A trove of his Michigan recordings is now being publicly released for the first time by the library, coinciding with the 75th anniversary of Lomax’s trip. (AP Photo/Library of Congress, Alan Lomax HOPD)

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