|Alan Lomax playing guitar,
sometime between 1938 and 1950
) was a United States
folklorist and musicologist specializing in the music of the USA and that of other nations which influenced American music.
Lomax was son of pioneering musicologist and folklorist John Lomax, with whom he started his career.
Lomax was educated at Harvard University, and then worked on the oral history project for the Library of Congress.
Lomax's recordings are a regarded treasure trove of American and international culture. Alan spent a lifetime collecting folk music from around the world, particularly from the American South.
Lomax recorded substantial interviews with many musicians, including Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, and Jelly Roll Morton.