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Thread #125356   Message #2777907
Posted By: Rex
01-Dec-09 - 05:17 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Bess Lomax Hawes 1921-2009)
Subject: RE: Obit: Bess Lomax Hawes (Nov. 28, 2009)
I am sorry to learn another great keeper of the songs is gone. I was meeting last Spring with folks at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody about plans for a cowboy songs event for 2010. As 2010 is the centennial of John Lomax's first book, Cowboy Songs and Range Ballads, we were going to focus on his work. The BBHC was going to invite Bess. She's appeared there before. I let them know the sad news.