The Chattahoochee Folk Hour with Tommy Jordan

UGA Professor Tommy Jordan appears on the Folk Hour and enlightens us on the significant contribution of folk and 'old time' music to the building of our rich musical heritage.  In addition to his duties at the University of Georgia, Tommy is a major contributor to the folk music scene in north Georgia, and is one of the organizers of The North Georgia Folk Festival, an annual event which takes place this year on October 5 in Athens.  In this edition of the Folk Hour, Tommy plays several folk tunes on his 1953 Martin guitar, and a few clawhammer banjo tunes on his OME banjo. From performing with his band, String Theory,to playing for contra dances, to his solo performances, Tommy brings a reverence and respect to music that pulls his listeners into this wonderful community built on the very basis of our American tradition.  It was a pleasure for me to spend this hour with him in the studio, and to accompany him on a few tunes with my G harp.  For more information on the North Georgia Folk Festival, check out their website at www.athensfolk.org, , and for Tommy's website, www.tommyjordan.com.

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