Local Music Experts Join Prof. Kip Lornell for Launch of the DC Vernacular Music Archive

DC Vernacular Music Archive
October 17, 2014

Gelman Library celebrated the opening of its new exhibit, Hear in D.C.: The DC Vernacular Music Archive, with a symposium featuring local music icons:  DC Music Salon founder Marc Eisenberg, Dischord Records co-founder/Fugazi, Minor Threat, The Evens frontman Ian MacKaye, Folklore Society of Greater Washington founding member Andy Wallace, and folk musician and author Steven Wade, as well as Archive organizer Prof. Kip Lornell.

The Archive covers D.C.’s rich punk and go-go scene, as well as D.C.’s folk and bluegrass contributions. Its goal is to preserve and make the history of the region’s folk and bluegrass scene as ubiquitous as the go-go and punk scene.

To learn more, click here to read the DCist article covering the symposium