WKU Folk Studies Professor Emeritus and co-host of Barren River Breakdown on WKYU-PBS, Erika Brady will give a lecture entitled “Warbling Woodnotes and Ugly Babies: The Enigmatic Legacy of WKU to Kentucky Music” on Thursday, November 17 at 5:30 in the Western Room of the Kentucky Museum. Erika Brady has worked with musicians in this region for decades, on top of her long career as a Folk Studies professor at WKU. We are delighted to have her back on campus!
This is the second in a series of five lectures celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the WKU Folk Studies Program. The first lecture featured WKU alumni David Puglia. The third lecture of the series will feature President of the American Folklore Society and former WKU Professor Marilyn White. The fourth lecture will be delivered by Peggy Bulger, another WKU alumni and the current director of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. The last lecture of the series will be given by Michael Ann Williams, WKU Distinguished Folk Studies Professor Emeritus. Anyone and everyone are welcome!