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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Classic Banjo (Smithsonian Folkways)

 In a sign of how music can cross social divides, the banjo, an instrument of African origin, became integral to the folk music of Southern whites. Classic Banjo collects tracks from the Folkways label by black and white musicians
Monday, April 23, 2012

'True Vine' biography details vital musician

Mike Seeger was a founding member of the folk-blues revival string band the New Lost City Ramblers as well as a distinguished solo artist, concentrating on early American music. He was a virtuoso on many instruments, such as banjo...
Monday, June 1, 2009

American Favorite Ballads (Smithsonian Folkways)

Pete Seeger, who turned 90 last month, can look back on a life of accomplishment. Many tributes marked his birthday, including this five-CD box set comprised of the traditional American folk tunes he recorded for the Folkways label between 1957 and 1962. Seeger was always more folklorist than folk singer in the strictest sense. The product of a comfortably well-off New York family...