PUBLICATIONS

Field work in the South, the Midwest, and beyond has resulted in three scholarly books authored by Art as well as over 14 annotated LPs and CDs. The boxed set Art of Field Recording Vol. I: Fifty Years of American Traditional Music, on Dust-to-Digital, won a Grammy for Best Documentary Recording in 2008. He has also written three instruction books on old-time banjo. Over the years four LPs and CDs featuring Art’s own playing and singing have been released.

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Retrospective Exhibition Catalog


  • Weaving His Art on Golden Looms

    Weaving His Art on Golden Looms: Paintings and Drawings by Art Rosenbaum

    This catalog accompanied Art Rosenbaum’s first major retrospective exhibition in 2006 at the Georgia Museum of Art, curated by Dennis Harper, with essays by Harper and Paul Manoguerra, Curator of American Art. There are also entries by Willilam Underwood Eiland, Director of the Museum, and Len Jenkin, playwright and novelist. The catalog is illustrated with 51 full-color images of the entire checklist of paintings, drawings and prints from 1953 through 2005. The title comes from a poem by self-taught artist, Reverend Howard Finster:

    “Art Rosenbaum has a lot of fun
    Playing his banjow [sic] in different tunes
    weaving his art on golden looms.”

    Books authored by Art Rosenbaum from his folk music field work


    • The Mary Lomax Ballad Book
    • Folk Visions and Voices: Traditional Music and Song in North Georgia
    • Shout Because You're Free: The African American Ring Shout Tradition in Coastal Georgia

    Instruction books on old-time banjo


    • The Art of the Mountain Banjo
    • Art Rosenbaum's Old-Time Banjo Book
    • Old-time Mountain Banjo

    Various LPs and CDs produced from Art’s field collecting


    • Art of Field Recording Vol.I: Fifty Years of American Traditional Music
    • Art of Field Recording: Vol.2 Fifty Years of American Traditional Music
    • Folk Visions and Voices: Traditional Music and Song in Northern Georgia - Vol. 1
    • Folk Visions and Voices: Traditional Music and Song in Northern Georgia - Vol. 2
    • Black & White: Recorded In The Field By Art Rosenbaum
    • Sing My Troubles By: Visits with Georgia Women Carrying Their Musical Traditions into the 21st Century
    • Fiddle and Banjo Music from Iowa and Another Place or Two: 1970s Recordings
    • The Tanner Legacy Now: Phil Tanner's Skillet Lickers
    • Music from Apple Pie Ridge
    • Where the Mountain Laurels Grow
    • Pretty Little Gal With the Bright Blue Eye: Authentic Old-Time Mountain Music from Northeast Georgia
    • Iron Mountain Baby and other Railroad Songs, Banjo Songs, and Ballads
    • Five String Banjo
    • Georgia Banjo Blues
    • The McIntosh County Shouters: Slave Shout Songs from the Coast of Georgia
    • Down Yonder: Old Time String Band Music from Georgia
    • Howard Finster: Man of Many Voices
    • Fine Times at Our House: Traditional Music of Indiana: Ballads, Fiddle Tunes, Songs
    • The Blues Of Brooks Berry And Scrapper Blackwell: My Heart Struck Sorrow
    • The Blues of Pete Franklin: Guitar Pete's Blues
    • The Blues of Shirley Griffith: Saturday Blues
    • The Blues of J.T. Adams & Shirley Griffith: Indiana Ave Blues
    • Indianapolis Jump
    • Scrapper Blackwell: Mr. Scrapper's Blues

    Cover illustrations


    • American Musical Traditions, Vol. 1: Native American Music
    • American Musical Traditions, Vol. 2: African American Music
    • American Musical Traditions, Vol. 3: British Isles Music
    • American Musical Traditions, Vol. 4 : European American Music
    • American Musical Traditions, Vol. 5 : Latino American and Asian American Music