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Protest Songs

Singer and songwriter John Prine has always had practiced his own, nuanced version of folkie agitprop. Here he talks about his own Vietnam experience and the time moved him to write protest songs like "Sam Stone" and "Your Flag Decal…



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September 15th, 2017

The Center for Studies in Oral Tradition Presents the 32nd Albert Lord and Milman Parry Lecture by Nick Spitzer

Nick Spitzer will co-host two events with the Missouri Audio Project. These events are public and open to all. “From Roots to Routes: Oral Tradition, Recording, Broadcast and the Emergence of American… Continued

August 29th, 2017

American Routes: Songs and Stories from the Road

American Routes: Songs and Stories From the Road, is a two CD collection of favorite interviews and stories. From mambo kings and country sweethearts to cool pianomen and sidewalk steppers, you’ll find… Continued