The University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites you to a celebration of the music of legendary blues musician John Lee Hooker.
With a career spanning more than half a century, John Lee Hooker was “King of the Boogie” and an architect of the blues, folk and rock and roll.
This virtual event will feature performances by Grammy Award winners Bobby Rush and Alvin Youngblood Hart. Following the performances, Rush and Hart will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Wayne Goins, Distinguished Professor of Music and director of jazz studies at Kansas State University. Goins is author of the liner notes to Ace Records box set “John Lee Hooker: Documenting the Sensation Recordings 1948-1952.”
This event is the second in the Southern Folklife Collection’s two-part Folk Legacy Series celebrating great legacies in American vernacular music: bluegrass pioneers Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard and legendary blues musician John Lee Hooker. The virtual events are free and open to the public. The series is sponsored through generous support from the Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation. The first event, Won't You Come and Sing for Me? The Music of Hazel and Alice, is October 14, 2021.
The University Libraries’ Southern Folklife Collection at the Wilson Special Collections Library is an archival resource dedicated to collecting, preserving and disseminating traditional and vernacular music, art and culture related to the American South.