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Hidden Gems of the NLS Collection: The Music of Khruangbin

For this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, we uncover another “hidden gem” in our collection. Join us for a deep dive into the music of the Texas-based Thai funk band Khruangbin.

Song Stories: Woody Guthrie’s “Dust Bowl Ballads”

Born on July 14, 1912, Woody Guthrie earned the nickname “The Dust Bowl Troubadour” with the 1940 release of “Dust Bowl Ballads.” In this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, learn more about the most successful album of Guthrie’s career and how it influenced a new generation of artists.

Schumann’s Character Pieces

For this week’s NLS Music Notes Blog post, our Braille Music Specialist Timothy Jones discusses Robert Schumann and one of his sets of Character Pieces for piano, “Scenes from Childhood.”

Hidden Gems of the NLS Collection: The Life and Music of Muddy Waters

For this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, our “Hidden Gems” series takes us to the Mississippi Delta as we learn about the life and music of Muddy Waters.

New BARD Additions: May 2022

Today’s blog post rounds up all the new digital acquisitions and digitized items added to BARD in May 2022 by the NLS Music Section.

Song Stories: Just the Facts!

For this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, learn more about the legal drama surrounding one of the most recognizable musical themes in television history, “Dragnet.”

It’s National Library Week!

This week we are celebrating National Library Week! This year’s Honorary Chair, Molly Shannon, honors the work of her favorite librarian–her mother. Read on to learn more about the history and importance of National Library Week.

New BARD Additions: March 2022

Today’s blog post rounds up all the new digital acquisitions and digitized items added to BARD in March 2022 by the NLS Music Section.