Concert and Conversation: Ralph Peer and the Making of Country Music

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November 21, 2014 - Most music executives receive little public attention, despite their pivotal roles in making performers' achievements possible. Ralph Peer, a pioneering talent scout, record producer, music publisher, and artist manager, shaped country music's emergence as a commercial art form and led to his election to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1984. In this multi-media program, Barry Mazor, author of the newly published Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music, will explore Peer’ s work with Jimmie Rodgers, Ernest V. “Pop” Stoneman, the Carter Family, and other country greats. Singer/songwriter Shawn Camp will perform. Museum Senior Historian John Rumble will serve as host.


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