Western Folklife Center Media

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  • Location: Elko, NV

Series

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11 Pieces

The What's in a Song series delves deeper into the stories behind the songs.


Pieces

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Songwriter Tim O’Brien talks about his song, "Cornbread Nation" on the series, What's in a Song.

Bought by WMMT


  • Added: Feb 25, 2009
  • Length: 02:35
  • Purchases: 1
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Mike Beck discusses his song, "Amanda Comes Home."

Bought by KUPR low power FM, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KUER, and KHNS


  • Added: Feb 25, 2009
  • Length: 05:29
  • Purchases: 4
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A look at one of the hottest cowboy bands in the west in the 1950s and the times in which they lived.

Bought by KISU, KZMU Moab Community Radio, Prairie Public, Marfa Public Radio, KBUT and more


  • Added: Aug 13, 2008
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 6
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Music bridges the language barrier as a group of cowboy musicians trek across the Mongolian steppe on horseback, making friends & singing songs wit...

Bought by KUOW and KVNF


  • Added: Aug 05, 2008
  • Length: 13:54
  • Purchases: 2
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A meditation on New Years as a time of reflection and healing.

Bought by WJFF, Prairie Public, Boise State Public Radio, WHCP-LP, KZYX and more


  • Added: Nov 17, 2006
  • Length: 57:03
  • Purchases: 51
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Geraldine Barney sings about how she drew strength from the teachings of her Navajo elders when she left the reservation to attend music school in ...

Bought by KSUT


  • Added: Mar 01, 2006
  • Length: 03:08
  • Purchases: 1
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Long distance running has long held symbolic meaning for many Native Americans, particularly Pueblo Indians of the Southwest. And as Hal Cannon of ...

Bought by WXDU, KZMU Moab Community Radio, KRCC-FM, The Nature Podcast, and KSUT


  • Added: Feb 28, 2006
  • Length: 09:32
  • Purchases: 5
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Composer Phillip Bimstein uses recordings of Larkin Gifford playing the harmonica in his recent composition.

Bought by KRCC-FM


  • Added: Feb 28, 2006
  • Length: 08:51
  • Purchases: 1
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Folklorist Archie Green rediscovers one of America's oldest work songs during a field trip in which he meets an aging mill worker who sings "Factor...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2006
  • Length: 04:41
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Music bridges the language barrier as a group of cowboy musicians trek across the Mongolian steppe on horseback, making friends and singing songs w...

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio, Third Coast Festival/Re:sound (Outside Purchaser), PRX to iTunes, Marfa Public Radio, KXOT Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 04, 2006
  • Length: 16:47
  • Purchases: 9