Tag Archives: Folk Music

Dan and Christy Foster :
METRO | The unforgettable voice of John Clay

John Clay, whose unique musical vision reflected a vicious honesty tempered only by his darkly innocent sense of humor, is dead at 74. By Dan and Christy Foster | The Rag Blog | January 14, 2015 AUSTIN — Austin lost its most … finish reading Dan and Christy Foster :
METRO | The unforgettable voice of John Clay

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Bobby Bridger :
My relationship with Rod Kennedy in four acts

Kerrville was a great vision that all of us involved in Texas music shared, but — ironically — one that only someone of Rod’s unique talents as an impresario could actualize. By Bobby Bridger | The Rag Blog | April … finish reading Bobby Bridger :
My relationship with Rod Kennedy in four acts

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Lamar W. Hankins :
Pete Seeger: A life that enriched ‘you and me’

The world has been diminished by his passing, just as it was enriched by his life. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | February 4, 2014 Several weeks ago, I began writing a column I intended to publish … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Pete Seeger: A life that enriched ‘you and me’

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Harry Targ :
Progressives need to remember that history is complicated

In the words of Pete Seeger, “Though it’s darkest before the dawn, These thoughts keep us moving on…” By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | January 28, 2014 [This essay by Harry Targ first appeared at The Rag Blog … finish reading Harry Targ :
Progressives need to remember that history is complicated

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Ron Jacobs : ‘Another Self Portrait’ of Bob Dylan

Another Self Portrait: Dylan’s take revisited Dylan’s voice here is the voice of an earnest troubadour. There is little of the smoky raspiness present in his mid-sixties material or the world-weary gruffness of Dylan’s current persona. By Ron Jacobs | … finish reading Ron Jacobs : ‘Another Self Portrait’ of Bob Dylan

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MUSIC / John Wilson : Houston Folk Legend Don Sanders is ‘Heavy Word User’

Singer-songwriter and storyteller: Don Sanders is still a ‘Heavy Word User’ By John Wilson / The Rag Blog / September 14, 2011 Houston folk legend and children’s entertainer Don Sanders will be Thorne Dreyer‘s guest on Rag Radio, Friday, Sept. … finish reading MUSIC / John Wilson : Houston Folk Legend Don Sanders is ‘Heavy Word User’

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Harry Targ : Sometimes We Have to Sing

The banks are made of marble: Sometimes we have to sing By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / August 10, 2011 Fred was dating a young woman who gave him the two Weavers Carnegie Hall albums for Chanukah in … finish reading Harry Targ : Sometimes We Have to Sing

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Lamar W. Hankins : Remembering Woody Guthrie in the Age of Obama

Woody Guthrie in 1943. Photo by Al Aumuller / New York World-Telegram and the Sun / Wikimedia Commons.Remembering Woody Guthriein the age of Obama By Lamar W. Hankins / The Rag Blog / July 19, 2011 Woody Guthrie, the songwriter, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Remembering Woody Guthrie in the Age of Obama

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Bob Feldman : A People’s Folk Music History

Folksinger/activist Phil Ochs. Image from Child of the Sixties.A people’s folk musicHistory of the United States By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / July 27, 2010 If you’re a Rag Blog reader who’s into either urban protest folk music … finish reading Bob Feldman : A People’s Folk Music History

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Songbird Kate McGarrigle : Heart Like a Wheel

Kate McGarrigle. Photo from BeatCrave courtesy McGarrigles.comKate McGarrigle:The fading art of singing together “Some say the heart is just like a wheel, once you bend it, you just can’t mend it…” By Carl R. Hultberg / The Rag Blog / … finish reading Songbird Kate McGarrigle : Heart Like a Wheel

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Harry Targ : Season for Hope, Season for Struggle

‘I swear it’s not too late’Turn! Turn! Turn!By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / December 19, 2009 Turn, Turn, Turn (chorus) To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)And a time for every purpose, under Heaven … finish reading Harry Targ : Season for Hope, Season for Struggle

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Liam Clancy : Putting the Irish in Folk

>Above, Liam Clancey. Below, The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem.The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem:Irish music and the American folk scene By Carl R. Hultberg / The Rag Blog / December 17, 2009 In the beginning it was William Clancy, … finish reading Liam Clancy : Putting the Irish in Folk

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