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  • Pete Seeger dies at 94; balladeer was America's conscience

    Pete Seeger dies at 94; balladeer was America's conscience
    Pete Seeger was a teenager in the 1930s when he heard an Appalachian balladeer perform on an old-fashioned, five-string banjo and fell in love with the instrument, the timeless melodies and, most of all, the words.
  • Rob Young's 'Electric Eden'

    Rob Young's 'Electric Eden'
    Rob Young's "Electric Eden" is a rich, overgrown garden of a book. Subtitled "Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music," its ostensible purpose is to chronicle the late 1960s/early 1970s heyday of British folk rock: artists such as Fairport Convention, Nick...

    Chan Lowe: Election post-mortem

    Chan Lowe: Election post-mortem
    To mangle an old Pete Seeger song:        Where have all the white men gone?        Long time passing        Where have all the white men gone?        Long time ago   Maybe this is the biggest lesson learned from the election—not that Obama...

    Old Town School rolls out historic song archive

    Old Town School rolls out historic song archive
    The Old Town School of Folk Music has had a lot of legendary and influential artists pass through its doors during its 55 years, and many of them have been documented on recordings that up until now have been available only to the school’s music...

    Hampton Roads prepares to welcome a nasty storm with a sweet song: "Goodnight, Irene"

    Hampton Roads prepares to welcome a nasty storm with a sweet song: "Goodnight, Irene"
    All hurricanes have names, but this one has its own theme song, and a great one at that. "Goodnight, Irene" is a classic American folk song credited to Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter. In the 1950s, the song became a No. 1 hit for The Weavers and has since...