735 Jordan Rd
Sedona, AZ 86336
Michael Amundson examines the history of popular recorded music about the American West from 1902-1918. He will show how music of this era reflected the popularity of the West in the national imagination, the role of the frontier, and changing ideas about Native Americans. He will bring along one of his hand-cranked period talking machines and play original music.
Michael is a professor of history and Public History Director at NAU in Flagstaff. He has published six books, including most recently Talking Machine West: A History and Catalogue of Tin Pan Alley’s Western Recordings 1902-1918, which is the basis of this talk and will be available for purchase at the presentation.