Boch Center Re-Introduces Folk Americana Roots Hall Of Fame In Boston

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BOSTON (WBZNewsRadio) - The Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame (FARHOF) is now back in Boston. Located inside the iconic Wang Theatre, the educational initiative pays tribute to the influential performers of the past and encourages artists in the future.

"Think of all the musicians that came before us, the cultural heroes that are here which are Woody Guthrie, Billy Holiday, Lead Belly, Paul Robeson all these people led the charge years ago." Boch Center President and CEO Josiah Spaulding said.

Dina McCloud curated the exhibition and says this is the story of Boston, recognized for being the Folk capital of the United States.

"It's 7 different genres of music, multiple lenders, coming from all different areas, that mixture of contemporary and historical is vital to what we are doing." She told WBZ's James Rojas.

Visitors will be able to see exhibits featuring one of a kind guitars, instruments, textiles, outfits and flat pieces. What's more Spaulding announced expanded programming that includes a series of upcoming performances and live shows at both the Wang and Schubert Theatre.

Upcoming shows include Marcus Mumford at the Wang Theatre on November 8, and the Allman Family Revival at the Schubert Theatre on December 3. Additional performances include Lyle Lovett's Big Band and A Conversation with Arlo Guthrie in the spring of 2023.

WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports

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