Joe Wilson

Alabama Center for Traditional Culture Executive Director Joey Brackner interviews Joe Wilson.  Wilson, a folklorist and journalist, served as the executive director of the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) from 1976 to 2004.  In 2001, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded Wilson a National Heritage Fellowship for his dedication to the field.  In his career, he has produced 42 large-scale music festivals in 11 states, 21 national tours by musicians and dancers, nine international tours that visited 33 nations, and 131 LP and CD audio recordings of various forms of folk music. In this interview he recollects living in Alabama in the 1960s and some of the interesting people he met along the way.

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