Trouble Won't Last Always

Trouble Won’t Last Always was a daily song series launched in 2020 in the early months of the pandemic, featuring recordings from the Lomax collections that spoke to themes of loneliness, isolation, optimism, endurance, transcendence. Made between 1933 and 1983, these performances are gathered here in the inaugural exhibit of the Lomax Digital Archive upon its launch in April 2021. Selected and annotated by LDA curator Nathan Salsburg; introduction by Dom Flemons, the American Songster; and image research and lyric transcription assistance by Matt Gold.