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John Cohen (The New Lost City Ramblers) joins the Dust Busters on ‘Old Man Below’ – New CD Release by Smithsonian

A new CD with the Dust Busters has just be released by Smithsonian Folkways – a collaboration between musician and filmmaker John Cohen and the Dust Busters. The following video presents John Cohen: American Standard Time Presents John Cohen In the following great animation video John Cohen tells about his first meeting with Harry Smith: [...]

Roots of Woody Guthrie: Celebrating Woody at 100 – Down Home Radio Show

Roots of Woody Guthrie: Celebrating Woody at 100 July 14th, 2012 will mark the 100th birthday of the great songwriter, author and artist Woody Guthrie.  On today’s show we’ll honor Guthrie by playing a number of his songs and taking a look at some of the sources for the melodies he used and influences on [...]

Smithsonian Folkways – Folklife Festival – Bluegrass and more

Recently I have been listening to some resources from the Smithsonian websites, especially the radio programs. Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities. A set of radio programs with many interesting recordings is available at: [...]

Glenn Jones – Of Its Own Kind – A Great Fingerpicking Guitar Solo – New CD “The Wanting”

I have recently discovered  the Tiny Desk Concert video with guitarist and banjo player Glenn Jones. You can watch this video at NPR and download the audio version. It is also available as youtube video: Glenn Jones: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concerts The following text can be found on the NPR site: Glenn Jones [...]

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