In celebration of the launch of the “Great 78 Project” the Internet Archive is sponsoring a Community Screening of the PBS documentary series “American Epic”, an inside look at one of the greatest-ever untold stories: how the ordinary people of America were given the opportunity to make 78 records for the first time.
“Without the recording lathe, Willie Nelson would have never heard the Carter Family sing. Neither would Merle Haggard or Johnny Cash. These portable machines toured the country in the 1920s, visiting rural communities like Poor Valley, West Virginia, and introducing musicians like the Carter Family to new audiences. This remarkable technology forever changed how people discover and share music, yet it was almost lost to history until music legend T Bone Burnett and a few friends decided to bring it back.” Charlie Locke – WIRED
The program will be introduced by Brewster Kahle of the Internet Archive.
Please RSVP on our free Eventbrite page.
Date: Sunday July 30th – “The Big Bang” (:54 min) & “Blood and Soil” (:54 min)
Date: Sunday August 6th – “Out of the Many, the One” (1:24min) & “Sessions” (1:57min)
Time: Doors Open at 6:30 pm – Screening(s) at 7:00 pm
Cost: FREE and open to the public
Where: Internet Archive Headquarters 300 Funston Avenue, San Francisco, CA
“American Epic” Teaser: https://youtu.be/jcbATyomETw