This is What Amy LaVere Would Have Sounded Like During the Depression

Posted by Holly Whitfield | November 5th 2012 1120 0

This is cool: director Alex Steyermark is traveling around the country recording modern musicians using a single michrophone and a 1930s PRESTO direct-to-disc recorder. It's called the 78 Project, and it's already featured two Memphis musicians, Valerie June and Amy LaVere.

The 78 Project

 

Here's what Amy LaVere would have sounded like in the 1930s:

And here's what Valerie would have sounded like. Isn't her voice is already kind of perfect for this sort of thing?

 

Check out the rest of the 78 Project videos here.


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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