In the spring of 1960, on a brief vacation to Puerto Rico, Alan Lomax spent a day recording Texas folksinger and longtime friend, Hally Wood, who was living in Rio Piedras with her then-husband, Professor R.C. Stevenson. Harriet Elizabeth Wood was born in 1922 in Washington, D.C., and grew up in a musical family, learning classical piano and singing. She became interested in folk music while attending the University of Texas in the early '40s where she met and married John Henry Faulk. She went on to become a gifted transcriber and annotator much sought after in the folk music field. She collaborated with Alan Lomax, Mike Seeger, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, and Jean Ritchie, among many others. She died of cancer in Houston, Texas, in 1988.