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 American Folk Music.
Blanchard came to OPB from Seattle, one of Harry Smith’s other hometowns.
Oregon Cartoon Institute is very pleased to see Dave Blanchard celebrate Harry Smith’s Portland roots! In appreciation of his role educating Oregonians about the Portland birth of one of the most original and influential artists of the 20th century, we hereby bestow honorary membership on him in the Institute.