and The Route 1 Project was recently featured in The Quoddy Tides, the most easterly newspaper in the United States. Chuck White, the genius behind, recently traveled along Route 1 from Key West, FL to Fort Kent, ME collecting interviews, video, pictures and musical experiences for his project “In Search of the Motherlode”.

“White described his recent arrival in northeastern Maine and his subsequent realization of the musical connections of the region as “unbelievable” — a perception that will place the region front and center at an upcoming interactive musical exhibit in Boston that White is coordinating.”

The article covers the final stops of the project as Chuck was driving through Maine from Fort Kent. Click link for the article: Region’s Musicians to be Featured in New Exhibit.

The Route 1 Project was a sixteen city, eight week tour of musical discovery and documentation along the Eastern seaboard of the United States following historic Route 1 from Mile Marker Zero in Key West, Florida to the northernmost termination at the Canadian border of Fort Kent, Maine.

Conceived and conducted by Chuck, who has pursued his lifelong passion for music – as among other things – the chronicler of the Boston music scene, the Archivist for Dick Clark’s National Music Foundation and current Chief Archivist for the renowned David Bieber Archives. Chuck has long been struck by the historical and cultural importance, value and significance of John and Alan Lomax and their discovery and documentation of the music and spirit of America for the Library of Congress.

Chuck has chosen this route in homage to the late, great photographer Berenice Abbott who, in 1954, followed Route 1 with her camera as she discovered and documented the imagery and spirit of life along the way.

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