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Performance to celebrate book documenting traditional folk music

Traditional ballads and fiddle tunes will be heard at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries June 15 to celebrate the recently released book Mary Lomax Ballad Book-America’s Great 21st Century Ballad Singer by Art Rosenbaum, art professor emeritus.

Singers and sisters Mary Lomax and Bonnie Loggins will perform a set of traditional ballads at 3 p.m. in the auditorium. Also performing will be Loggins’ son, Casey, and nonagenarian fiddler Roy Tench, who grew up as a neighbor to the sisters.

After the performance there will be a reception and an opportunity to purchase The Mary Lomax Ballad Book and have it signed by Rosenbaum and the performers. The program is open free to the public.