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OPB’s Dave Blanchard Earns Honorary OCI Membership

Think Out Loud’s Dave Blanchard has compiled a terrific “compare and contrast” list of musicians who claim Harry Smith’s Anthology as a formative influence. Find his extensive and surprising list, which includes videos, on the OPB website. Included is a link to Blanchard’s interview with Eric Isaacson about Mississippi Records’ re-release of Harry Smith’s Anthology of … Continue reading

Portland / Seattle

Lori Goldston Talks Harry Smith

“Classically trained and rigorously de-trained, possessor of a restless, semi-feral spirit, Lori Goldston is a cellist, composer, improvisor, producer, writer and teacher based in Seattle.” On March 17, 2014, one time Nirvana cellist Lori Goldston comes to the Hollywood Theatre in Portland to celebrate Mississippi Records re-release of Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music. … Continue reading


Harry Comes Home To Seattle w/Lori Goldston: Heaven & Earth Magic @ SIFF Cinema, March 18, 2014

Oregon Cartoon Institute brings Harry Smith home to Seattle in time to welcome the 2014 Society of Cinema and Media Studies conference, which opens Wednesday March 19 and runs through Sunday March 23. Cellist Lori Goldston will provide live accompaniment for OCI’s multiple projector, expanded cinema version of Heaven & Earth Magic. The screening will … Continue reading

Harry Smith

The Parental Enigma, Part One: Robert James Smith

Harry’s Chicago grandfather, Robert A. Smith, married the daughter of a Chicago industrialist. They moved to Bellingham to execute the Deming family’s plan to create a salmon canning empire. Their son, Robert James Smith, Harry’s father, somehow bailed on this mission. He was in Portland when Harry was born in 1923. He returned to Bellingham … Continue reading