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AAMI Film Club: DeFord Bailey: A Legend Lost

June 17, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

- Free

DeFord Bailey was quite possibly the most influential harmonica player in the 20th century. Despite such acclaim, DeFord died quietly without recognition of his place in American music history. In commemoration of the 95th anniversary of his first performance on the Grand Ole Opry, join the African American Museum of Iowa for a viewing of this Nashville Public Television original documentary to learn not only his story but also just how much Black musicians influenced many country music legends including Jimmie Rodgers, The Carter Family, Hank Williams, and Johnny Cash. Then, participate in a discussion on the ideas presented in the film.


June 17, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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