Art Rosenbaum was a painter, but I learned about him not through his artworks but through his music.
He played banjo in many tunings. He played fiddle. He sang. He told stories. He traveled and created field recordings and in 2008 he won a Grammy Award for Best Historical Album, for his music collection Art Of Field Recording Volume I: Fifty Years Of Traditional American Music Documented By Art Rosenbaum. I was lucky enough to see and hear Art Rosenbaum perform at a banjo camp a few years ago, and to briefly chat with him. Mr. Rosenbaum passed September 4 at 83. RIP