Tag Archives: Lawrence Gellert

Bruce Conforth on the real life of Robert Johnson, the real hell of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and what it was like coming of age inside Izzy’s Young’s Folklore Center as the young Bobby Zimmerman hammered out songs on the typewriter in the back room… on episode 44 of the Saturday Six Pack

When I first started talking with ethnomusicologist Bruce Conforth about the possibility of his being on the show, I wasn’t exactly sure what we’d be talking about. He didn’t seem terribly enthusiastic about the prospect of discussing his time at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, where he was the founding curator, […]

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Talking about the blues with Bruce Conforth, discovering found film with Frank Uhle, and allowing Jim Cherewick just be himself …on this weekend’s Saturday Six Pack

I don’t know how we do it, but, for a little AM radio show in Ypsilanti, we continue to book incredible shows. Saturday evening, starting at 6:00, we’ll be joined in the studio by musicologist Bruce Conforth. Perhaps best known as the founding curator of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Dr. […]

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