Monthly Archives: August 2009

Mike Seeger (August 15, 1933 – August 7, 2009)

“Mike was unprecedented. He was like a duke, the knight errant. As for being a folk musician, he was the supreme archetype.” —Bob Dylan “In brushing the dust of time from American folk music, Mike Seeger illuminates the roots of … Continue reading

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The Red Fox Chasers – I’m Going Down to North Carolina

A word about old-time string bands and roots music:This music is at the heart of America. Without music like this, there would be no Woody Guthrie (so no Bob Dylan), no Bill Monroe, no Doc Watson, no John Fahey. Why … Continue reading

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David Grisman

Hey you devoted and lonely readers, I’m back! Sorry for abandoning you without warning like that, but perhaps you took the opportunity to go outside and enjoy the summer. I did! Now getting back to music: Of course, there’s only … Continue reading

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