Stephen D. Winick (American Folklife Center)
Learn about and hear recordings of "Daca," who taught “Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle” to Alan Lomax and contributed ten songs and a sheaf of tall tales to the Library of Congress. A former cowboy who owned bookshops in Bohemian Greenwich Village (1925-1939), he moonlighted singing cowboy songs on the radio. Daca established some norms of the New York and Greenwich Village folk scenes. He was a fascinating forerunner of Woody Guthrie, another cowboy singer who arrived in New York as Daca left, and of Bob Dylan, a trickster who concealed his identity and gave evasive answers to interviewers.
Part of 01-10 Music and Folklore, Thursday, November 02, 8:30 am–10:00 am