04th Jun 2015

July 14 in Portland – ‘Roll Columbia’

Smithsonian Folkways presents the album release concert for ‘Roll Columbia’ in Portland at the Alberta Rose Theater on July 14th, Woody Guthrie’s birthday! Our duo recorded two songs for ‘Roll...

30th Mar 2015

Workshops for All Ages

In addition to our regular programming in the greater Seattle area, we deliver workshops and residency programs across the United States. While most of our work takes place with students ages...

17th Dec 2015

Mississippi River Documentary

Documenting Music Along the Mississippi River We have gathered hours of footage along the Mississippi River capturing interviews and performances by musicians from all walks of life whose stories illustrate...

11th Nov 2016

Rhapsody Project Coalition Initiative

The Rhapsody Project is designing a multi-year music education program set to launch in the fall of 2017. In 5 schools across the greater Seattle-area, Rhapsody instructors will deliver concerts, workshops, after...

14th May 2016

‘That Oregon Trail’ by Woody Guthrie

To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Woody Guthrie’s northwest folk songs, Joe Seamons is publishing a new post each week examining the songs and their stories in depth. This is the online...

01st May 2016

‘End of the Line’ by Woody Guthrie

To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Woody Guthrie’s northwest folk songs, Joe Seamons is publishing a new post each week examining the songs and their stories in depth. This is the online...

14th Dec 2015

The Rhapsody Songsters Program

In 2015 we were asked by the good people of Wintergrass to help create a new program for young students who have developed their skills through years of participation in...

24th Feb 2016

Experience at the IBC, 2016

The following is a brief reflection on the experience of competing in the 26th annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. By Joe Seamons, February, 2016. When Ben Hunter &...

18th May 2015

North Mississippi Folk Music

In April of 2015 I traveled with Ben Hunter and photographer Aris Vrakas to Davenport, Iowa, where Hal Reed now lives. Hal grew up in Northern Mississippi, and is the grandson...

02nd Dec 2014

Rhapsody Residency – Creole Music at FAIS

In December of 2014 we were able to work with the French American international school in Portland for a three day residency at the French-American International School. We have developed Rhapsody Project curriculum...