chris montgomery http://kbia.org en You think you know "Blind" Boone? New writings shed light on the music and the man http://kbia.org/post/you-think-you-know-blind-boone-new-writings-shed-light-music-and-man <p>So, you know your Missouri and CoMo history, and you think you know all about “ragtime” musician Blind Boone, yeah? Think again. If you think he was all ragtime, and he was blind, you still might have a lot to learn.</p><p>It turns out John William “Blind” Boone was one of the first musical composers to blend European classical styles with folk music. He took African-American and Afro-Caribbean folk styles such as plantation melodies and minstrel tunes, and put them in classical forms, then performed the pieces in concert halls.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:26:09 +0000 Janet Saidi 28221 at http://kbia.org You think you know "Blind" Boone? New writings shed light on the music and the man