- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - State historians are partnering with a musician who’s traveling around Michigan to record songs by his fellow artists.

Matt Jones of Ypsilanti has recorded hundreds of Michigan musicians since beginning his River Street Anthology project in March 2015. He lets them record one song in one take with one microphone. He says he wants to document and preserve the diversity of the state’s musical scene.

The Archives of Michigan says it will help Jones with the project and save it in the agency’s digital archive. The agency is part of the Michigan History Center.

State Archivist Mark Harvey says the River Street Anthology gives his team a chance to preserve history as it’s being made.

Jones will take his microphone to the Keweenaw Peninsula’s Farm Block Fest later this month.

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