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Pete Seeger: Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection

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It is no coincidence that folk singer, songwriter and social activist Pete Seeger (1919-2014) turns up as one of the important voices on the recently released Smithsonian Folkways box set The Social Power of Music (Smithsonian Folkways, 2019). Seeger, one of the towering figures of American folk music, believed in songs as tools that could transform ...

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Jamey Johnson, with Kelsey Waldon and Chris Hennessee, at The Paramount

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Jamey Johnson with Kelsey Waldon and Chris Hennessee The Paramount Huntington, NY April 7, 2019 Jamey Johnson is a guitarist and songwriter who personifies the Americana musical genre. His music is a powerful mélange of blues, folk, pop, southern rock and, of course, country. Simply put: it is Americana, with ...

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Bessie Smith Empress of the Blues Tribute at The Cabot

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Bessie-Empress of the Blues Tribute The Cabot Beverly, MA December 4, 2018 In a wonderful coincidence of timing, The Cabot, in Beverly, Ma. celebrated and honored the great and legendary blues vocalist icon, The Empress of the Blues--Bessie Smith -at the very same time the beautiful newly renovated 1920's theater venue ...

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Dolomiti Ski Jazz - XXI Edizione

Read "Dolomiti Ski Jazz - XXI Edizione" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

Dolomiti Ski Jazz 10-17.03.2018 Val di Fiemme Musiche che hanno coperto un'ampia gamma di linguaggi ed orizzonti espressivi, pubblico numeroso e plaudente ... Il bilancio musicale di questa XXI Edizione del Dolomiti Ski Jazz non può che essere molto positivo. Meno felice il bilancio meteorologico. Il maltempo ha infatti cercato di ...

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David Amram 87th Birthday Celebration at the Falcon

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David Amram Quartet The Falcon87th Birthday Celebration Marlboro, NY December 3, 2017 Ever a celebration of our true angel hearts and creative selves, David Amram's irrepressible spirit (he did turn 87 on November 17th) and margin-mashing musical journey (Phil Och's “When I'm Gone" as a sweet jazz standard anyone?) ...

Blues Deluxe 2

Read "Blues Deluxe 2" reviewed by Doug Collette

The cultural fragmentation of recent decades or so has resulted in such a multiplicity of niche categories that the blues community only benefits by its long-term loyalty to the genre. Yet even the oftentimes arbitrary nature of the categorization(s) can't prevent the cross-pollination of styles. And, reasonably speaking, who wants to argue the dividing lines between ...

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Francesco Bearzatti Tinissima 4tet: This Machine Kills Fascists

Read "This Machine Kills Fascists" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Tinissima 4tet, la formazione di Francesco Bearzatti che ha spopolato con i suoi primi progetti ispirati da Tina Modotti e Malcom X, torna alle origini “politiche" dopo il più ludico, anche se ben riuscito, Monk & Roll. Stavolta l'ispiratore è Woody Guthrie, grande cantore dell'America popolare, sulla cui chitarra era scritta la frase che dà il ...

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Interview: Alysa Haas

Q: What started your love for music, and how old were you at the time? A: I have always been surrounded by music. My grandmother, who unfortunately passed before I was born, was a Yiddish folk singer. My mother Bira Rabushka is a violinist; my father Georges Haas was a world famous oboist; and my stepfather ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

Woody, It’s Good to Know You

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Woody Guthrie fa parte della cultura mondiale e, come tutti i grossi fenomeni culturali, spesso viene considerato un “monumento" acquisito, un dato di fatto, un tassello che semplicemente esiste nella storia, con cui ci si confronta staticamente. Tra lui e i nuovi autori di oggi esiste un'intera generazione di “vecchi" talmente grandi (citiamo Dylan per fare ...

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Clearwater Festival 2012 Line-Up

Clearwater's 2012 Great Hudson River Revival, also known as the Clearwater Festival, the country’s oldest music and environmental festival, will be held on June 16 and 17 this year. Over the weekend, hundreds of musical artists will appear at the beautiful Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, NY to perform on 7 bio-diesel and solar powered stages. ...


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