Songs of an Unsung America

Project Status: 
In Progress

Songs of an Unsung America is our name for bringing light to neglected pockets of regional music.


You will learn that our short documentaries and feature length version are not just about music, but about sense of place: how atmosphere, environment, history and even foodways inform art. 


Our spiritual compass is the late documentarian Les Blank who was known for his portraits of traditional musicians. The New York Times wrote in 2014, “Blank liked to film communities, large or small, in which everything–the language, the music, the food, the ways people relate to one another–seems to flow from the same source, places where nature and culture move to a single mysterious rhythm.”