Free For All / Portland / Seance

Doug Stewart, Seattle Audio Technology Preservationist, Brings 1941 Presto 6N Recording Lathe To Harry Smith PDX

I met Harry at the Swinomish Smokehouse near La Conner, [Washington]. It was 1940 on Treaty Day (nearest weekend to January 22nd, the anniversary of the Point Elliott [Mukilteo] Treaty of 1855). I was along with a group of University of Washington anthropology students led by Dr. Erna Gunther. She regularly took groups of students … Continue reading

Bellingham / Free For All / Portland

Harry Smith of the Guide: Field Recordings and a Location (2013)

A still from Kaveh Askari’s new experimental doc, Harry Smith of the Guide: Field Recordings and a Location. Filmmaker Kaveh Askari teaches at Western Washington University in Bellingham, the city which was Harry’s hometown during some of his childhood. In his brand new doc, Harry Smith of the Guide: Field Recordings and a Location, Askari explores the … Continue reading