Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
I Wonder as I WanderThe Life of John Jacob Niles$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Ron Pen

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125978

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125978.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM KENTUCKY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The University Press of Kentucky, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in KSO for personal use (for details see www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 17 December 2018

Dean of American Balladeers

Dean of American Balladeers

Chapter:
(p.229) 12 Dean of American Balladeers
Source:
I Wonder as I Wander
Author(s):

RON PEN

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813125978.003.0013

Niles's flourishing career created an extraordinary lifestyle. When he turned 67, he became the “dean of American balladeers.” On October 5, 1946, Niles made his debut at New York City's Town Hall. Niles's performance was an experiment, being scheduled as the debut of a new series billed as “Music at Midnight.” The New York Times review described his performance style, focusing on his eccentric but effective vocal delivery. Niles's participation in the Newport Folk Festival reveals his ambiguous role within the urban folk revival. He was at once on the leading edge of the revival and not really part of it—an eccentric who was simultaneously embraced and excluded as an “original.”

Keywords:   domestic life, New York Times, dean, American balladeers, vocal delivery

Kentucky Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .