Art Rosenbaum is an US American painter and musician. I have met Art Rosenbaum in Freiburg when he spent a year teaching at the univerisity during the 80s. He used to bring his banjo to the lectures and play some examples of the true American folk music that he has recorded all over the country.
I have found 2 flyers from that time when he also held some speeches about Living Folklore in Modern America:
Here are some videos with Art Rosenbaum as singer and banjo player:
18 Art Rosenbaum
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2009 Flagpole Music Awards: Art Rosenbaum
Art Rosenbaum has produced two CD box-sets with fieldrecordings he made – The Art of Fieldrecording.
Two videos give an introduction and some examples from those CD-boxes, my playlist of Art Rosenbaum begins with those two videos:
Playlist mit ausgewählten Videos mit und über Art Rosenbaum:
In his paintings Art Rosenbaum often shows the musicians and instruments that he saw when he was doing his field recordings – I like his paintings very much, you can find some examples on his homepage.
Some years ago he had a big exhibition of his works in Georgia. The catalog and book about the exhibition contained a DVD with a biographical video – a short part of this can be seen in the following video:
“It’s Not What You Think It Is”
Clip from the DVD that accompanies “Weaving His Art on Golden Looms: Paintings and Drawings by Art Rosenbaum” at the Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia from October 21, 2006 to January 7, 2007
Art Rosenbaum website: http://artrosenbaum.org/