Culture

Southern Sounds: Listening Party with Dust-to-Digital

American Folk Art Museum

2 Lincoln Square
New York, NY 10023

Columbus Avenue, between West 65th Street & West 66th Street

(212) 595-9533

http://www.folkartmuseum.org

Price

$8.00 members, students, artists, seniors; $10.00 general public

Event Dates

Dec 04, 2019

When

7:00pm–9:00pm

American Folk Art Museum

Have you ever wondered what the voice of artist Howard Finster sounded like during his sermons? Or what songs Thornton Dial listened to and was inspired by in his studio while he created his iconic artwork? Join us for a listening party hosted by Atlanta-based record company Dust-to-Digital. Founders Lance and April Ledbetter will play recordings issued by their label and discuss the importance of preserving oral histories and music as cultural artifacts. Founded by Lance Ledbetter in 1999, Dust-to-Digital is currently operated by Lance and his wife April Ledbetter in Atlanta, Georgia. Dust-to-Digital began its mission of creating access to hard-to-find music by producing high-quality books, box sets, CDs, DVDs, and vinyl records. The company continues those efforts and has also evolved to the media delivery standards of today—namely, the computer and smart phone.