Boy playing and singing "Sipping cider through a straw" at pie supper in Muskogee County, Oklahoma, 1940
Cajun musicians at fais-do-do at National Rice Festival. Crowley, Louisiana, 1938
A fais-do-do is a Cajun dance party. The Wikipedia link tells the origin of the term, which is pretty interesting.
Entertainers at Negro tavern, Chicago, Illinois, 1941
I am adopting the convention on this blog of using original captions for photos, even if they use dated terms like "Negro" or "colored." No offense is intended through the reproduction of these historical terms (if photos have captions with the more insulting terms that were also in common use, I won't use them).
Farm worker and his wife in their cottage at the FSA labor camp, Caldwell, Idaho, 1941
Farmer and his brother making music, Pie Town, New Mexico, 1940
Fruit farmer's wife playing piano, Placer County, California, 1940
George Hutton, farmer from Maud, Oklahoma, playing his violin which he made, Pie Town, New Mexico, 1940
This fellow is a pretty accomplished woodworker to have made his own violin!
Guitar player and singers at play party in McIntosh County, Oklahoma, 1940
Lon Allen and his son playing their fiddles to the tune of The Arkansas Traveler, near Iron River, Michigan, 1937
Mexican boy playing guitar in room of corral, Robstown, Texas, 1939
Musicians at the square dance, Pie Town, New Mexico, 1940