Smithsonian Folkways Presents The Mickey Hart Collection
The Mickey Hart Collection from Smithsonian Folkways, a diverse, 25-album series, is now available for purchase as digital downloads for the first time as well as on-demand CDs.
The collection preserves and furthers the Grateful Dead percussionist’s endeavor to cross borders and expand musical horizons. The albums draw from "The World," a series Hart curated that incorporated his solo projects, other artists’ productions, and re-releases of out-of-print titles. Six of the twenty-five albums form the "Endangered Music Project," a collaboration between Mickey Hart and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, which presents recordings from musical traditions at risk.