Tag Archives: Folk Music

Bitter Tears : The Untold Story of Johnny Cash

Top, Cash’s album, “Bitter Tears,” met with opposition from the music industry. Below, Pima Indian Ira Hayes, celebrated by Johnny Cash, helped raise the flag at Iwo Jima, an act caught in the famous photograph by Joe Rosenthal. Hayes died … finish reading Bitter Tears : The Untold Story of Johnny Cash

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Dick Flacks : Pete Seeger’s Project

Celebrating Pete Seeger:Our political troubador More than any other individual, he had conceived and fostered a tradition of protest song that drew from a number of cultural roots, had significant political consequence, and reshaped the forms and content of popular … finish reading Dick Flacks : Pete Seeger’s Project

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Bob Libal :
Si Kahn : 44 years of music and social justice

Activist, musician, and executive director of Grassroots Leadership:  four decades in the struggle. By Bob Libal | The Rag Blog | July 28, 2009 I read in the paper, I watched on the show They said that it happened a … finish reading Bob Libal :
Si Kahn : 44 years of music and social justice

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Austin Lounge Lizards : Too Big to Fail

The Austin Lounge Lizards perform their delightful satirical ode to bank bail-outs: Too Big to Fail. Written by Lindsey Eck. Thanks to Mariann Wizard and telebob / The Rag Blog

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Pete Seeger and our Progressive Culture

Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen sing “This Land is Your Land” at the Barack Obama inaugural celebration at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., Jan.18, 2009. Photo by Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty Images. The culture provides a way … finish reading Pete Seeger and our Progressive Culture

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Ragblogapalooza!

If you’re down Austin way… Please come by and say Hey.RAGBLOGAPALOOZA: A benefit for The Rag BlogFeaturing The Melancholy RamblersTuesday, Feb. 3, 6-9 pmScholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto St., Austin Click on image to enlarge. Poster designed by James Retherford … finish reading Ragblogapalooza!

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Austin : Ragblogapalooza!

If you’re in the neighborhood… Click on image to enlarge. The Rag Blog

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MUSIC / Texas : The Big Squeeze

Click for larger image.Accordian Dudes: It’s a Squeeze-Off! See Video Below. AUSTIN — Texas Folklife and Hohner, Inc. have announced the third annual Big Squeeze accordion contest for up-and-coming musicians in Texas and Louisiana. The contest was started in 2007 … finish reading MUSIC / Texas : The Big Squeeze

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Odetta : Bid Farewell to Another Legend

Odetta at Radio City Music Hall in New York for a “Salute to the Blues” Benefit concert in 2003Odetta, Voice of Civil Rights Era, Dies at 77. Photo by Nancy Siesel / NYT.‘Her voice plunged deep and soared high, and … finish reading Odetta : Bid Farewell to Another Legend

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