Four generations of Lomaxes have been finding, recording, promoting, preserving, and presenting unique American music for 140 years.
John Lomax III will sing some of the best known of the cowboy songs John Avery Lomax discovered as well as selections by his father, John Avery Lomax Jr., “The Dean of Texas Folk Singers”, uncle Alan and aunt, Bess Lomax Hawes. Lomax will talk about the songs, the circumstances of their discovery and delve into the work of some of the lesser known Lomaxes — together, the family has produced fifty-two books, dating from John Avery Lomax’s 1910 “Cowboy Songs & Other Frontier Ballads” to Alan’s daughter, Anna Lomax Wood’s “Songs of Earth,” published in June, 2021.
Saturday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.
Doors: 6:30 p.m.
Woody Guthrie Center Theater
102 Reconciliation Way, Tulsa, OK 74103
$15 Woody Guthrie Center members
$20 General Admission
$15 Students – student tickets can be purchased in-person at the front desk of the center, must show a valid student I.D.
ABOUT JOHN LOMAX III
Houston native, graduated Lamar H.S.
B.S./M.S.L.S. UT-Austin, 1967, 1970
Nashville relocation, 1973
Music Journalist, 1971-2019
Wrote hundreds of articles for magazines in U.S.,
Europe, Japan, Australia
Oral Historian, 1978-80
Country Music Foundation Library, 1978-1980
FOR THE SAKE OF THE SONG: The Townes Van Zandt Songbook (with Joe Lomax), 1977
NASHVILLE: MUSIC CITY U.S.A. 1986
RED DESERT SKY: (Bio of Kasey Chambers and family, Australia/N.Z. only)
Artist Manager, 1976-2007
Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, The Cactus Brothers, “America’s Dulcimer Champion”, David Schnaufer,
Kimber Clayton, Sunny Sweeney
Worldwide CD, LP, DVD Distributor 1996-present
Roots Music Exporters, Lomax Global Music
Winner, CMA Jo Walker Meador
International Achievement Award, 2010
Music Publisher (3 Minute Movie Music, BMI) 1986-
Record Label Executive: JMI, Airborne, SFL 1974-
Album Producer or Co-Producer*, 1989-2023
Rocky Hill, David Schnaufer*, John A. Lomax Jr.