There has always been a desire to capture, contain, list and categorize. To Save and share and maintain a record. The origination of a device that could record audio in the field became the modern day paper and pen. The wax cylinder reigned supreme in this work. A delicate device of simple design but of infinite possibilities. John Lomax set off in his senior years to try and capture the elusive sounds of the fields and backcountry. The heart beat of the country and the life force that pumps through the veins of this young healing country.