Waukegan-Zion Field Survey

1987 Summer Fieldwork Project

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Date Artist Hometown Instrument Style / Ethnicity
5/15/1987 Julie Weakley with Just the Three of Us
Waukegan brac, bugarija & bass tamburitza / Croatian
5/16/1987 El Conjunto Fortuna; Tropical del Valle Waukegan acordeon, bajo sexto &c.; keyboards, saxophone &c. Musica Nortena / Tejano; Mexican
5/17/1987 Jane Gregorin Bena * with Waukegan Midwest Polka Showcase (at Vy's Yellow Bird)   Waukegan (event in Antioch) button box accordions, saxophone &c. polka / Slovenian
5/22/1987 Jerry Emerzian * Waukegan oud, dumbek Armenian
5/24/1987 St. Nicholas Serbian Church * youth folk dance groups Waukegan (event  in Merrillville, Indiana) folk dance Serbian
5/27/1987 Raymond Podboy Waukegan button box accordion Slovenian
6/9/1987 Bill Jereb * with Slovenic Home Choral Society Waukegan vocal Slovenian
6/11/1987 Don Adams Wadsworth caller old-time
6/12/1987 Arvid Anderson * Waukegan accordion Norwegian
6/17/1987 Warren Lauer Wildwood accordion, harmonica old-time
6/28/87 Stanley Assee * with the Mellotones Steel Band Waukegan steel pans Afro-Caribbean
7/28/1987 Osmo Puistolahti * with Sibelius Male Chorus Gurnee vocal & guitar Finnish
8/1/1987 Trini Esparza with El Conjunto Fortuna Waukegan acordeon, bajo sexto &c. Tejano
8/4/1987 Lilia Briones * with Ballet Folklorico de San Jose Waukegan folk dance Mexican
8/9/1987 Mellotones Steel Band; Filipino American Association dancers at Waukegan Lakefront Festival Waukegan steel pans; folk dance Afro-Caribbean; Filipino
10/1/1987 Jerry Emerzian Waukegan oud Armenian
11/1/1987 Emil Swanson Zion mandolin, fiddle old-time

1990 Followup Survey

Date Artist Hometown Instrument Style / Ethnicity
1990 Trini Esparza con Los Ecos del Norte Waukegan bajo sexto, vocal musica nortena / Tejano
1990 ___ ____ Zion vocals Hindustani
1990 John Campbell Zion Afro-American piano blues

* interview, no recording