Max Godfrey: Work Songs

“The work song type will probably shortly disappear from the world.”
             Alan Lomax (notes to AFS L3: Afro-American Spirituals, Work Songs, and Ballads)




Max Godfrey teaches work songs from the Archive of American Folk Song, so hopefully the work song type will not shortly disappear from the world.  Here is a video of what his work song workshops are like:

Max Godfrey is on tour this spring in the Northeast:

May 17th: Restoration Farm, Old Bethpage NY, Worksong workshop, 10 am
May 17th: Sylvester Manor, Shelter Island NY, performance and worksongs 4 pm
May 22nd: Boston. Max and Elias House Concert, 8pm. Email for tickets.
May 23–26: Kerhonkson NY, Teaching at Folk Music Society of NY Spring Weekend (Near New Paltz, so if anyone is interested in holding a performance/worksong workshop in the Hudson Valley on May 26th or 27th, please get in touch.)
May 29th: Max and Elias @ Halcyon Grange, Blue Hill ME 6 pm
May 30th: Whitefield ME, Sheepscot General 5–7pm
May 31st: Skowhegan ME, work song workshop at the Grange in Skowhegan
June 1st: Brattleboro, VT, Max and Elias concert at the home of Louisa Engle
June 2nd: Max and Elias @ The Prairie Whale Great Barrington, MA 6:30 PM
June 5th: Max and Elias @ 51 Main Middlebury VT, @ 8 pm
June 6th-8th: Worksongs @ Whirligig Farm, Kingston, NY

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