Dust-to-Digital to Release CD/Book of Depression-Era Virginian

Dust-to-Digital to Release CD/Book of Depression-Era Virginian

Award-winning Atlanta based record label Dust-to-Digital has set a February 19th release date for their next book/CD hybrid: Appalachian Visionary, an overview of Virginia-born Depression-era folksinger Blind Alfred Reed, whose songs have been covered by Bruce Springsteen, Old Crow Medicine Show, UB40 and the Red Clay Ramblers.

The compact disc collects recordings captured in 1927 and 1929, while the 84-page hardcover book offers information on the sessions, biographical insight and historical perspective. The set is compiled by Ted Olson, a scholar, poet, photographer and musician based in east Tennessee who has written or edited several books on Appalachian music, literature and folklore.

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