Monthly Archives: January 2014

Pete Seeger’s Rainbow Quest – Johnny Cash and June Carter (Full Episode) Hope you enjoy this.     Advertisements

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Old-Time Folk Music: Pete Seeger

  Pete Seeger passed away this week at the age of 94.  He was a banjoist, a singer, a storyteller, a teacher, a pacifist, an activist, a communist, a troublemaker – to some, and by many accounts a remarkably generous … Continue reading

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Old-Time Folk Music: Dom Flemons, American Songster and Co-Founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops

  To gain a better understanding of old-time folk music, I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Dom Flemons, the “American Songster” and one of the founding members of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, an old-time string band from Durham, North … Continue reading

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Old-Time Folk Music: An Introduction to Ethnography and Online Sound Recordings

  Old-Time Folk Music, or Old-Time Mountain Music, plays a significant role in my novel.  And although I’m currently eight drafts into my manuscript, I wanted to discuss why I think Old-Time Folk Music is an essential genre of American … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day Feast for Good Luck!

  I had the great fortune today to partake in a New Years Day Hoppin’ John supper with my friends Lida and Ruth (sisters), and Lida’s husband, Scott.  This was probably my third or fourth time joining them in this … Continue reading

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