Follow us on:


Floods, Levees and R. L. Burnside in Memoriam

R. L. Burnside
died on Sep. 1, 2005 at the age of 78.

Stories from Mountains, Swamps and Honky-Tonks and songs of the 1927 Mississippi flood with tracks by Charlie Patton, Lonnie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charlie Spand, Walter Brown, Memphis Minnie, Skip James, others.


Goodbye Dear Old Stepstone


Traditional, folk, vernacular, endangered, and extinct music from America and elsewhere. Hosted by Nathan Salsburg, an archivist, producer, and writer based in Louisville, Kentucky.

He has worked for the The Alan Lomax Archive since 2000, for which he currently serves in the capacities of production manager, photo and video archivist, and general digital catalog editor. Salsburg maintains an index of online vernacular music resources at his blog,, contributes occasional music writing to the Louisville Eccentric Observer and the Other Music weekly update, and is curator of Twos & Fews, a vernacular music imprint in collaboration with Chicago's Drag City label.