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Category Archive for 'Traditional Folk'

“Rush makes each song seem as dependable and solid as the earth itself, somehow mixing a wistful weariness in his voice with an underlying and unerring joyfulness, the same sort of thing he’s been doing for half a century now. That he’s still doing it as well as he ever has is a testament to [...]

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“Woody Guthrie defined an era and culture in transition in his Dust Bowl ballads, his outlaw tales, his work and labor songs, antiwar songs, children’s songs, political songs, and a host of love songs and songs that touched on philosophy, geography, and the hard work of living day to day in an emerging industrial world… [...]

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Check Our Catalog “There’s a quiet elegance and an undeniable timelessness embedded in the ten songs that comprise When the Last Morning Glory Blooms, as if Peter Ostroushko didn’t so much write them as discover them, lying around undisturbed for a hundred years, on yellowed sheet music atop a forgotten parlor piano in some dusty [...]

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Pete Seeger: At 89

Check Our Catalog “Pete Seeger already has more albums in print than most people could ever listen to, but he continues to astonish with his joie de vivre and creativity. This 32-track collection was recorded live and in the studio, during his 89th year, and is full of Seeger tunes, new and old, as well [...]

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Check Our Catalog “Utah Phillips, who modestly billed himself as The Golden Voice of the Great Southwest, lived up to his moniker with a lifetime of singing, songwriting, storytelling, and fighting for social justice. He didn’t sell many records, but anyone who saw him perform came away with their spirits lifted. He’s one of the [...]

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Check Our Catalog “On Nobody Left to Crown, his 30th album of new material, Havens interprets the Who, Peter, Paul & Mary,and Jackson Browne, but the majority of the tunes are his own, and they stand proudly alongside the covers. The music here is quiet, acoustic, and downbeat, with Havens sounding cautiously optimistic as he [...]

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Check Our Catalog “After nearly a decade together — and at the height of the trio’s popularity — Peter, Paul, and Mary agreed to go their separate ways in 1970. Before reuniting in 1978, Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey, and Mary Travers each recorded several solo albums that took them in new and sometimes unexpected [...]

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