Study Tour + Book Project 2019-2020

 

This first-of-its kind publication will feature historic places that have been preserved and activated to contribute their unique telling in the story of American popular music, spanning genres and generations from the 1920s through 1960s. The book will provide an authentic account of strategies (professional and DIY) used by communities across the country to document, preserve and interpret popular music heritage sites. At the heart of this project will be people and the importance of their personal life experiences, emotional attachments to place and associated feelings of musical and environmental nostalgia in motivating and sustaining these efforts. It will be a new resource for both professional and citizen preservationists as well as a travel guide for music and history enthusiasts! 

Family and Friends! I'm going on TOUR...a study tour to write my first book! 

Surveying Strategies in Preserving and Interpreting the Architectural Legacy of American Popular Music

As part of the creative and information-gathering process I'll be intermittently making site visits over the next year to locations that will be featured in the book. I kicked off my "tour" August 30th with my first visit to Herzog Studio in Cincinnati, Ohio (my home state!) and I have an opportunity to attend Tina Turner Heritage Days in Brownsville, Tennessee next weekend as my second stop!

Locations
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#1 - Herzog Studio, Cincinnati, Ohio
Aug. 30, 2019 - 70th anniversary of Hank Williams' historic recording session ("I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry") 
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Meeting Elliott Ruther, co-founder of the Cincinnati Music Heritage Foundation.

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#2 - Flagg Grove School, Brownsville, TN
Sept. 26 - 30, 2019 - 8th annual Tina Turner Heritage Days (Additional locations: Nutbush, Ripley, etc.)  

Sept. 27-29, 2019 

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Come along on the journey!

Your donation mobilizes my dream (literally!), and I’ll be finding ways of saying THANKS! that will connect you directly to the places, histories and heart of the project. For this site visit I will be collaborating with the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center, host of Tina Turner Heritage Days, to offer you unique rewards from where it all began for Anna Mae Bullock, the "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll" Tina Turner!

$10 Nutbush City Limits - Thank you! Your name will appear on the website project page as a featured supporter (please note in Paypal if you wish to remain anonymous).
$25 Brownsville - Thank you! Your name will appear on the website project page as a featured supporter (please note in Paypal if you wish to remain anonymous) and you will receive an email with exclusive trip highlights and behind-the-scenes project updates.  
Budget - $1,000
Transportation, accommodations and meals
(Sept. 26 -30, 2019)
$500
$350
$150
Total Raised = $1,457 
$50 Flagg Grove School Days - Thank you! Your name will appear on the website project page as a featured supporter (please note in Paypal if you wish to remain anonymous), you will receive an email with exclusive trip highlights and behind-the-scenes project updates and a special gift from the Flagg Grove School / Tina Turner Museum.
$100+ Queen of Rock 'n' Roll - Thank you!
Your name will appear on the website project page as a featured supporter (please note in Paypal if you wish to remain anonymous), you will recieve an email with exclusive trip highlights and behind-the-scenes project updates and a custom Queen of Rock 'n' Roll gift pack from the Flagg Grove School / Tina Turner Museum.

THANK YOU

 

Earl Davis

 

Beverly Records

LeRena Major

Shawn Hurley

Queen of Rock 'n' Roll

THANK YOU

 

Jack Dreznes              *In memory of Wailin' Waylon

Chapmuzic Productions

Travisty Productions

Marianne Simmons

  

Flagg Grove School Days

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Chuck Davis

 

Sara Baer

 

 

John Henshall  

THANK YOU

 

Sonia Outlaw-Clark  

Travis Kirspel

Allen Kunz

 

Melody Borchers

Melissa Yaun

 

Laura Musgrave

Susan Aupperlee 

Carlos Carmonamedina

Brownsville

Tina Kelly 

Douglas Thompson

Terry Stewart 

Michael Mayne

 

Sally and Bruce Yaun

Del Tamborini

Zulmilena Then

 

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Nutbush City Limits

THANK YOU

 

Lesley Pilling

Chloe Kelly

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