Sam Hinton

Sam Hinton was a national treasure. It seems appropriate to use that term when talking about him because he become an important and invaluable preservationist of some of our nation's greatest treasures, folk songs. Sam spent many years traveling the backwoods of this country in search of traditional songs that surely would have been lost without his efforts. As early as 1947, Sam recorded his favorite folk songs for the Library of Congress.

Interview Date:
June 30, 2003
Date of Birth:
March 31, 1917
Deceased Date:
September 10, 2009
Job Title:
Music Advocate, Musician

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