Bill Clifton

Title

Bill Clifton

Subject

Music--Instruction and study.
Korean War, 1950-1953
United States. Marine Corps--Military life
Higher education
Radio programs.
Radio stations.
Peace Corps (U.S.)--Philippines
Sound recordings.
Sound--Recording and reproducing
Bluegrass music.
Bluegrass musicians
Folk music.
Folk songs.
Bands (Music)
Musical groups.
Musical performance
Music--Performance.
Travel.
Records.
Historic preservation
United States--History.
Music--America.
Music--United States.
Bluegrass festivals

Description

In this interview with Bluegrass musician Bill Clifton, Clifton discusses his beginnings in music, his time in the Marines and the Peace Corps, giving up his career in business to continue playing music, and his numerous tours across the world playing Bluegrass. He talks about being an unofficial Bluegrass ambassador, bringing Bluegrass music and musicians to foreign countries, as well as bringing musicians from those countries to America. Throughout the interview, he discusses many specific songs and albums he and other musicians recorded, the origins of these songs, and the importance of preserving traditional music.

Format

video

Identifier

2017oh181_ibmm005

Interviewer

Joe Wilson

Interviewee

Bill Clifton

Interview Keyword

William August Marburg (Bill Clifton)
Russia
Japan
England
Great Britain
Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys (Artist)
Monroe, Bill (Artist)
Bill Monroe (Artist)
Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys (Artist)
Bluegrass magazines
Carter, A. P. (Artist)
A. P. Carter (Artist)
Carter Family (Artist)
Clayton, Paul (Artist)
Paul Clayton (Artist)
Iron Curtain
Soviet Union
Europe
Audio recording
Music recording
Recording sessions
Recording studios
The Beatles (Artist)
Childhood

Files

clifton_Still004.jpg


Citation

“Bill Clifton,” Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum, accessed May 20, 2024, https://nunncenter.net/bluegrass/items/show/5.