The combined efforts of the UWM Office of Undergraduate Research, Peck School of the Arts Graduate Students, and Stropes Editions Ltd. are highlighted here.
Leo Kottke Archives Project
The Guitar Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has established itself at the forefront of education and research on the topic of finger-style guitar. The Leo Kottke Archives Project is the first phase of a comprehensive documentation of the career of one of the most influential performers and composers of our time. The data collected will provide the…
Ann Arbor Blues
The Ann Arbor Blues Festival project has been going on for a number of years now. Students have presented at Academic conferences. Big Joe Williams performing at the 1969 AABF
Avant Garde Coffeehouse
From 1962 to 1968, the Avant Garde Coffeehouse was the locus of the folk/blues revival in Wisconsin. There were places like this in other geographic areas, but, in Wisconsin, none as important as the Avant Garde. It presented local performers and nationally-known folk and blues artists, poetry readings, and experimental and underground films