David Evans is First tennessee Professor of music at the university of memphis. he received his Ph.D. in folklore and mythology from the university of california, los Angeles, in 1976. Since 1964 he has conducted research on blues and other topics in African American folk music and folklore and is the author of Tommy Johnson (1971), Big Road Blues: Tradition and Creativity in the Folk Blues (1982), "The Coon in the Box": A Global Folktale in African-American Tradition (with John minton, 2001), and The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Blues (2005), as well as many articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, and record annotations. his Big Road Blues received the chicago Folklore Prize, and in 2003 he received a Grammy Award for "best Album notes" for Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton. evans is editor of the American made music book series for the university Press of mississippi and was editor of rounder records's Deep river of Song cD series, which presented the field recordings of Alan lomax. evans has produced over fifty lPs and cDs of his field and studio recordings. he has also performed blues and folk music in many concerts and festivals,
Journal of American Folklore – American Folklore Society
Published: Oct 18, 2007
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