The NLS Music Section is proud to announce our newest additions to BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) for the month of October!
In this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, learn more about the exceptionally gifted blind pianist, Art Tatum.
For this week’s NLS Music Notes blog, learn about the inspiring story of Joey Stuckey–a remarkable person who overcame incredible odds to achieve success as a singer, guitarist, producer, and educator.
We added more talking books and braille music for your enjoyment! This includes more Smithsonian Folkways recordings, a book on piano tuning, and braille music for piano, voice, violin, organ, and woodwinds.
This month we have a veritable bonanza of new talking books and braille music that we’ve added to BARD for your enjoyment! This includes two new podcasts from Smithsonian Folkways, a Nat King Cole songbook, Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, and braille music for flute and piano.
Learn about the life and music of acclaimed bluesman Jay Owens in the latest installment of our American composers and musicians series.
The NLS Music Section salutes the legacy of blind African-American composers and musicians.
Learn about Blind Willie Johnson, a Texas blues and gospel singer and guitar player who has had a profound influence on decades of musicians in diverse genres.
This is the second half of a two-part post on Nashville’s musical history and related books in the NLS Music Collection. Read the first part here: Athens of the South: Nashville’s Musical Legacy, Part 1. Nashville’s most famous music venue, the Ryman Auditorium, was completed in 1892 and was originally a church called the Union […]
Blind John Davis Blind John Davis was born in Mississippi in 1913, but moved to Chicago with his family at a young age. He lost his sight shortly thereafter at age 9. He began to learn the piano as a teen, and later became a regular session musician for famous blues record producer Lester Melrose […]