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Page 144 text:
Rhythm, Blues, Spirituals Dominated Folk Concerts Where
"True ethnic folk music" characterized
several folk concerts presented during
the year by a campus organization
known as the Friends of Folk Music.
They planned a series of three-act folk
music concerts for the various residence
halls and then in December sponsored a
closed concert at which Chicago folk
artist Chuck Durange appeared.
Later the group presented its first
Emens Auditorium concert which fea-
tured rhythm, blues and spirituals by
such artists as Rev. Gary Davis and Doc
XYatson and other outside entertainers.
TOP: Members of the Friends of Folk Music group take time out to warm up before one of
their performances. LEFT: The group held a closed concert for its members and brought to
it such folk artists as Chuck Durange and a Ball State group known as the Blue Grass Gents.
ABOVE: Anyone interested in folk music was encouraged to join Friends of Folk Music and
instructions were given to those just learning to play instruments.
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Artists Displayed Their Distinctive Styles
LEFT: At their first concert in Emens Audi-
torium the Friends of Folk Music presented
guitarist Doc Watson, Rev. Gary Davis, known
for his distinctive style in spirituals, and the
New Lost City Ramblers, a group performing
old-time country music. ABOVE: Talent in
many forms was available among the group
members. BELOW: Versatility in the style of
their performances highlighted entertainment
by the campus group, "The Sundownersf'
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